I have finished sock #1 and started on #2!
How long did it end up? This long:
Looks like it fits, doesn't it? Ah, the magic of posing. This is why you should never wholly trust posed magazine photos, especially when the model looks like she's going to get a cramp if she stays in that position.
There are two feet of (unstretched) Fixation left. The other ball better have the same amount of yarn, or I'm in trouble. :-) (Actually, I haven't woven the end in yet precisely for the reason that I may have to back out of a round or two.)
Here's the reason I'm unhappy with the fit. You can see the bunching at the front of the ankle, and it's fairly obvious in this picture that I have a 'deep' heel and that the heel, as knitted, is 'shallow.' Again, I could do a 60% heel (make it over 36 stitches instead of 30), and I could go down to an even lower central stitch count (I've already increased this one over Wendy's instructions), but I think my heel is so deep and narrow that a flap heel is just going to fit it better.
Still, this sock is SUPER comfy and I'm going to wear it, at least on the weekends. I can't wait to finish the other one!