The pattern designer stated "Whether you are a comic book fan or just like hanging out at The Hornet on Broadway in Denver, these socks are a quick knit will subtle texture" and I am neither. However, I did earn my Master’s in Library Science Degree from Emporia State University in Kansas and their mascot is The Hornet. An auspicious beginning to this KAL!
The color I'd originally chosen didn't work. The sock was also too big, but then the designer offered it in small and that looked like it would work much better. I frogged what I had and began again in a different color making the small sized version. Here's a photo of the yarn. The colorway is Kingfinger and it's from Lola Doodles on Etsy.