Take that, first-ever sock heel!
One down, one to go.
I must say I'm especially smitten with the dark purple in this mix. It reminds me of blackberry juice when contrasted on the ChiaGoo bamboo needles... but I think it would not be as striking if the yarn was solid and not always contrasted with the other stripe colours.
And now I get to try out the shell pattern! Unless you think having ribbing along the top of the foot would make the shells look silly?