Progress, at last! These are Lion Brand Magic Stripes in Regatta Blue Stripe. They are a bit skewed which I presume is because my knit gauge is different than my purl gauge. I'm hoping a soak, some time on a sock blocker and maybe some steam will even them out. I'm going to attempt the heel today.
The pattern is fun and well written, however if you like knitting socks because there are few purl stitches, this pattern is not for you. Half of the rows are purl rows!