After finishing Brown Socks, I picked up Grey Cabled Socks. (I swear, my older project names are entirely boring, yet succinctly descriptive.) The problems with Grey Cabled Socks: they were knit on #2 dpn's (that's 2 problems - tool type and size), and they ended up a bit snug in the putting on / getting off category. Pluses: once on, they're quite comfy, and they look beautiful.
Sock 1 was already finished:
Looks so much better on the foot:
Yes, yes, I have small feet.
Heel detail (don't know if you can see it, but I like the garter stitch edges on the heel flap):
Toe detail (you can't see it, but these socks gradually decrease to almost no stitches):
In the project baggie was my swatch. See what passed for a swatch back in '96?
The second sock had about 1" of ribbing. Dpn's were 2 3/4 mm; I switched to my usual circs, but the closest I could find was 3 mm or 2.5 mm. I went with 3 mm and hoped for the best.
After a few rows, I could see the stitches were bigger, so I went with cabling every 9 rows instead of 10. They match up pretty closely, but I'm still worried.