Yarn: Alchemy: Yarns of Transformation Juniper
Needles: US1/2.25mm and US1.5/2.5mm
Timeframe: March 30 - October 2, 2015
Mods: Added a couple of stitches per pattern repeat so it would fit my food, lengthened the heel flap, and mirrored the pattern on the second sock.
Problems: See here.
The pattern kind of gets lost in the yarn, but that's okay. I like them just the way they are! There are better pictures of the next pattern, including a blurry on-the-foot picture on my Ravelry page, but I'm posting what I got!
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll (now Essential) in Ash
Beads: 74 size 08 hematite-colored beads, they're awesome with this yarn!
Timeframe: September 17 - 30, 2015
Mods: None, though I would have started the heel increases earlier if it weren't a mystery sock.
Problems: They are just smaller than I like them, so the last bead on the heel sometimes pulls under my foot.