aww thanks guys! I appreciate the love. dawn0684 - the pattern wasn't too difficult - the only part that was tricky was dealing with the jog but on the second sock I was able to work that out by improvising at the end of rows.
I think if you wanted them to fit you would have to go a little less than the gauge would suggest - as most knits do have a little stretch to them. I added a small band of ribbing on mine so that was able to help the top stay secure. It is always good to make a small swatch in the round to be sure just because different yarns do different things when worn.