After ripping my fail socks, I cast on a more usual for me sock: Shur'tugal. It's a 64 stitch, patterned top down heel flap and gusset. A normal, ordinary sock, but not at all boring. The detailing in the pattern is exquisite. It feeds into the heel and toe, and the heel itself is slightly patterned.
This is just what I needed. Not boring, not too complicated and fits me perfectly. I really love the way the pattern works with the yarn, giving it extra depth and richness. As an aside, this self stripping yarn by Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs yarn was an absolute joy to knit with.
I was particularly impressed with how the stripes came out exactly matched on each sock, and I'll be looking out for more of it… after I knit up all the sock yarn I already own ;)