The Lorna's Laces yarn was really nice to knit, but the stripes pooled strangely because of the gusset. Perhaps tube socks would have been a better choice for this yarn.
Still, they feel good on my feet, and I am beginning to understand why people get spoiled with handknit socks! I wore a pair of white purchased socks the other day and before evening I couldn't wait to get them off. They just don't have enough give for a size 9 foot.
If I did these again I would add another couple inches to the ribbing. These are shown folded over once, which is not how I usually wear socks.