Guys. These were some damn laborious socks.
This pattern is John Huston, The Tarnished Hero by Rachel Coopey. They were a super fun knit, but the stress came upon me when I realized I was not going to finish them in time for Christmas. They were for my boyfriend and so I made up some excuse as to why we needed to exchange after the holidays were over. Alas, I finished them and he LOVES them! So yay! It was a really interesting pattern because I got to cable on the wrong side AND do a lot of purling through the back loop. It was nuts.