I finally finished the third repeat of chart 2 and am within about 0.5 inches of starting the heel. I only knit a couple of rows a day on these, usually in the morning before I go to work. I love all of the beautiful sock designs out there, but I feel bad wearing them with shoes, hidden by pants. I think it would be fun to bring back the breeches from the 18th century that the men used to wear that come to just below the knee and wear them with hand knit socks and flats. Of course, to pull this off you would have to knit knee socks and most of the sock patterns I have seen don't come up past the calf.