So these are what are being called "The Princess Socks."
This was the first time I used any of the Zen Garden yarns - I was intrigued by their OOAK (One Of A Kind) dye jobs, where you can find randomly colored skeins of yarn for sale. If you happen to like the colors in a dye job, and need more than one skein of it, buy it all up right away because they don't duplicate these colorways!
I got the color "OOAK MY.BA-FL", which looked like this:
It really doesn't look all that pink in the picture, does it? I was thinking it'd be more intense reds, omre prominent grays, etc. I'm starting to learn that many of these crazily multi-colored skeins look very different as soon as they're balled up, and also different when knit.
With this pair I stuck with the afterthought heel, but worked in a piece of waste yarn, which made it a little easier to pick up the stitches.
As noted before, whenever I'm knitting, I usually have a helper. Any guesses who this is?
Depending on the lighting, these socks look more or less pink. Sometimes more ruby, sometimes even maroon. But usually? Pink. Oh well - they're really comfortable and freakishly soft! Wonder how they'll hold up to wear and tear...
You can already see cat and/or dog hair stuck to them...