Well, here is the first bowtie sock that I finished on the plane. I like the colors quite a bit and am looking forward to wearing these soon.
The heel is an adaptation of the Balbriggan Heel from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks book. It's one of those strange heels that requires grafting at the end. Since the heel ends with no stitches left on the heel needle, the gusset seam runs all the way around the foot. Therefore, the heel is putting weight on a seam. I think the heel looks a bit nobbly, but this does disappear when worn.
The colorway the Balbriggan Heel produces is quite stunning with this self-striping yarn. Now I just wish that those darn bowties showed up better!
I'm not sure I would do a Balbriggan Heel again, but it certainly was an interesting endeavor. I also have to stop contorting my body in positions it would rather not find itself in order to take pictures of my feet!