I finished 'em! And I love them. Okay, so, these are kind of goofy pictures but of all the ones I took they showed off the socks and pattern the best.
I'm happy with how the contrasting colored toes, heels and cuffs worked out.
My comments on this pattern/project: First off, make sure you cast on loosely!! This is crucial, trust me. I used one size larger needle for this too.
Also, I did fewer rows of the ribbing to shorten that a bit, and I also did one less repeat of the pattern stitch (in the leg) since I was finding them too long for me. This length is perfect.
Specs on this project:
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks from Favorite Socks
Needles used: Size 2 DPNs
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Solid
Color: Pumpkin, Burgundy and Cocoa