Actually, I finished the foot in 2.25 as well, discovered it didn't fit, so unravelled to the gusset and redid it in 4 mm.
When the first sock was finished (no. 2 finish, that is) it looked like a proper sock, and the colours had come out quite well.
I weighed the remaining wool to be sure I had enough, then wound it on a little to begin at about the same colour change as I had with the first one.
|terrible photo of the two socks - bad idea to place on knitted blanket!|
I had a bit of trouble with a line in the space between the needles. In the second sock I managed to keep my tension a bit firmer at the needle transition, but you can still pick where the needles connected.
I thought I might use a round needle for the second foot, but didn't have one small enough. In her Country Crafting blog, Karyn suggests knitting a couple of stitches into the next needle at each join - I'll try that next time.
They fit well and look good. What more can a girl ask?