I was so excited to assemble this sock that I forgot to take a pic of it unsewn. I'll take a pic of the mate before I sew the side seam. Anyway, I got the first Guardian Mitered Square sock done and I love it! It's just a mite snug on my foot- not bad enough to tear it out or to knit the mate differently, but enough so that when I write the pattern up (soon, I promise), I'm going to add 2 sts to the sole (30 rather than 28) for just a bit more ease.
I'm working on the mate now, and taking pics of the mitered square progression (it's not difficult, but there are 4 basic CO/Pick Up Sts steps for rows of mitered squares) so I can write up those instructions when I post the pattern. This is sort of construction is slower than just plain knitting, but it's such fun, and I love watching how the self-pattering yarn works out.
Usually, I'm pretty anal about my socks matching, but I'm not even trying with the mitered-square portion of these socks. It's such a riot of color, and the two sides of the first sock don't match each other, so it just doesn't matter. I will try to make the soles match, but that may not work . We'll have to wait and see how they come out.