I continued up the socks until I ran out of the first ball of yarn. I had two balls, but I decided not to break into the second ball. The socks are on the verge of too short, but for summer I can fold them down, and in winter they'll be okay. I'd rather have another whole ball to make another pair (a gift?), than have 1/2 a ball of an odd yarn in my stash. Like I have of the purpley-orange-green pair I made in this yarn.
Although I liked how I had done the transitions from ribbing to stockinette, I didn't like my increases. I couldn't decide while knitting what type to use, and then hoped that the holeyness would look "intentional". Uh, no, it didn't. So I just simply sewed shut the holes formed by the increases. Easy peasy. I had these ones done in under two months (I think I finished them the first week in August--6 weeks), which is pretty sad considering there was a lot of road trips (12 hours to Indiana). However, I was also working on the shawl and doing a lot of sewing.
I immediately cast on for another pair of socks and incredibly, they are almost finished (mmm...I wonder if I had cast on before I finished the green ones, or if there was a much longer delay between finishing the green ones and their photo shoot?)! I don't know how. Concerts in the Park, Movie in the Park, kids playing in the park....guess that all adds up even better than 2 hours on the couch, LOL.