I got a great start this morning. I had the swatch knitted up already for gauge, so I was all set to go without much experimentation this morning. So far so good. I've casted on, 2 sets of 2.5mm wood dpns, got a short 5 row rib around each, instead of the 10 row rib; and I carried the leaf pattern down the heel flap, since my mom will not be wearing these in shoes at anytime. I've rounded the heel too. (The heel was fun to do!) All progress prior to lunch! Whoooo Hooooo!!!
Side view now, socks in profile:
Backs of socks...you can see the heel turn and the pattern on the heel flap: