And done they are - they fit Tyler quite nicely and he said he really liked how the yarn felt on his feet (I used a skein of Ancient Arts Yarn Merino/Nylon Sock in A Road Less Traveled).
I was also able to capture a glorious eyeroll from my reluctant model during the photo shoot:
The pattern is just a little something I made up (a simple knit/purl pattern for the leg and stockinette for the foot), and I used the Fish Lips Kiss heel for the first time ever. Typically, when I try a new heel or toe construction, I end up wishing I used my tried-and-true, but this little experiment paid off. Don't be intimidated by the 16-page document of instructions you receive when you purchase the FLK instructions (it's just $1.99 here on Ravelry); it's really quite easy to do once you get started, and since I knit my socks top-down, it was a lot easier to position the heel in the right spot.