Switching to the bamboo needles really made the knitting a lot faster. These socks were made with Opal, Color 1261. I used a #1 needle and cast on 72 stitches. The spouse wears an 8 1/2 shoe so the foot is about 10" long in total.
Here's my working chart, as generated by Sock Wizard.
Now I am about to cast on for a grey pair of Woolease socks.