There are many layers of exuberance in this sock. There's the power of the yarn's variegation and extravagant colour; the texture of the 3 over 3 stitch cabling; the little lacy columns offsetting the cables and displaying the yarn's changing tints in a more open and diffuse way. The short-rowed heel does not use wraps, but rather k3 tog and p3 tog tbl to close gaps-- easier for some. The toe is a classic one, with decreases at the sides, not round. Altogether a powerful design, emphatic and dramatic and strangely personal.