If I were to knit these again, I would completely forego the double-stranding (which I only maintained through the heel turn area, not the entire sole) and I would make the heel flap a lot less long. The flap as designed is freakishly long and I predict that it will lead to some sagging and bunching between the bottom of the ribbed cuff and the heel area.
However, I love the lace pattern and the fact that it is incorporated into the heel flap. I'm not sure how that heel flap lace will wear, but we'll see.
I wouldn't have thought that the sporty contrasting stripe would look good with a lace pattern - but it does!
Also, this was an ideal way to use up the rest of the green yarn. I used part of the ball for the cuff, heel, and toe of these socks, so I had about half left. Now I only have 18 g left, perfect for a Christmas tree ornament or two.
Next I'll report on spinning. I've had both success and challenge today.