What are you most proud of? The grafted bind off. I think it looks nice and clean with good tension along the BO edge. What needs more work? Consistency in tensioning the front and back yarns and cleaner side edges. In the next exercise, I will try an alternative, no-twist slip stitch technique for the stitch pair at the end of the row to see whether that will help reduce the sloppy appearance of my side stitches. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you aren't particularly thrilled with the look of barber poled yarn, then I suggest using an invisible CO technique (akin to Judy's Magic Cast- On) and grafted BO technique. Socks knitters will have an advantage, here, as JMCO is widely used for toe-up sock construction and Kitchener is widely used for cuff-down sock construction.