These two pair were done with self-striping yarn. I used toe-up on magic loop technique. The heels on both of these pairs were done using German Short Rows. They still left small holes where the two short row sections come together, so on the next pair I'll try a different short row heel. I bought the Fish Lips Kiss Heel sock pattern from the Sock Therapist on Ravelry.
I must admit I have a weakness for sock yarn. I think I have enough to make a dozen more pairs. I love using my Addi sock rocket needles to work these. I like the extra length the needles have, and the sharper points really make some of the stitches much easier!
Just one more thing--I'm actually finishing a belated Christmas present before I get to do my socks. My daughter has been waiting patiently for it.