Yes sirree, the second Express Lane sock is done. Look how great that leaf pattern looks from toe to cuff! That's a good looking pair of socks, I think.
I'm glad I stuck with it and learned some new techniques - yarn over pairs and crochet provisional cast on. But I don't think I like toe-up construction as much as cuff down - the socks just seem more naturally shaped when knitting cuff down.
More than anything I'm glad they're too big for Nancy. Otherwise I'd probably have given them to her - she liked them so much - and I'd be casting on a new pair for the person they were knit for. But maybe I better cast on a pair of socks for Nancy for Christmas?