That is a nice sock. The pair will be 2x nice! I like making socks that way too. Patterns...for a simple sock, forget it! I have to look at the Lorna's Laces yarn. I've been having trouble finding sock yarn I want too. Thanks for mentioning what you're going to use.
Right now I have socks for my DD and DS OTN. I'm almost ready to start the "girdle" ribbing around the foot on DD's and as soon as DS tries his on again, I can finish the tall tops. I intend to start wearing only hand knit socks, but that means I have to finish theirs and start my own!