Well, they're done and they fit and I like them. They're very comfortable as far as I'm concerned. The only comments I have about the pattern are that there are a couple of places in the pattern where I had to stop and think, "What the hell?" I would say that a beginner would be totally lost in a couple of places. Having not done socks before, I felt a bit at a loss of how to continue in a couple places, but because I've been knitting for quite some time now, I was able to just figure out what was supposed to happen. Thank goodness.