See where the knitting needle goes through the toe? It show how much too long the sock is. That's my fault. I had been knitting furiously along on the foot part and realized it was too long. After taking out 10 rounds, I knit the toe part--with stripes like the heel. That wasn't in the pattern. I like the stripes on the toe, but it is definitely too long. That could be fixed by unraveling several rows and reknitting--a not impossible task.
The pattern called for only 12 rows of ribbing on the cuff. I knitted 40 rows of ribbing, but it still feels too short.
So now I have to decide: do I unravel the toe and reknit, and then add rows to the ribbing until I'm happy with it, or do I just take it all out and revert to a more traditional toe up sock?
By the way, there's a very interesting video on YouTube by Cat Bordhi (among others she's posted) about Jeny Staiman's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. I used it on the bind off, and it's just great for socks. If you're a sock knitter, go check it out.
Also on knitty.com where you can find the "Double Heelix" sock pattern, there is a video available by Jeny (the designer) showing exactly how to start the spiral of the heel. A little tricky to catch on to. Well, for me, anyway. I had to watch it many times before I could actually knit the heel. But it was invaluable help in figuring out the pattern.