Because you asked, allow me to introduce you to my socks. I tried them on yesterday.
I like the colours. The gray is nice and simple and the contrasting black band is great. The lace pattern is pretty. I love the heel. The pattern is from the Summer 2005 Interweave Knits. It's a PITA to knit (see this post). But I like the idea.
However, trying them on made me realise something might be amiss. So I tried something.
They're loose. Really loose. I could fit a fist in with my foot loose.
I got gauge! I swear!
So off to the frog pond they went.
And this is what they look like now.
The teeny picture size is to reflect how big I feel for knitting the same pattern twice and frogging it twice.
I need something new to knit.