I have a personal challenge of knitting a pair of toe-up socks and another goal of knitting a lacy pair - this wonderful pattern does both. I cast on and have already completed the toe (of the first sock) and have started on the lace pattern. So far, so good. Photos on my blog hopefully by tomorrow. I have decided on my limited sock-club skein of Claudia Hand Painted - what a great colorway for a Falling Leaves pattern!