I've been making better progress with knitting than I have with photographing or blogging.
I wore them over the weekend with my boots while I was out working in the garden and they were quite comfortable.
No pattern was used. Picot hem at tops. For the heel shaping I used Luni's boomerang heel technique, described here. These variations on short row heels, boomerange and yo-yo as Luni describes them, tend to be my preferred versions, depending on the yarn I am using. I knitted the heel on 60% of the stitches, to a fairly narrow point as I have narrow heels.
The toe shaping was done primarily on one side creating left and right socks. I find this works better for me; the socks fit more snugly and they don't twist or creep around when I put on boots, or while I am wearing them, making the sock and the boot far more comfortable.
All in all, these are successful socks and I will wear them, even if they were a fairly boring knit. I prefer a striping or patterned yarn if I am knitting a stockinette sock just because watching the colors change is endlessly entertaining. Apparently I am rather simply entertained.