My knitting has slowed right down of late, but I keep plodding along (even when the pattern tries to throw me). This lovely pair is called "Twisted" from Knitty (hope that link works), and the yarn is Opal, but not your usual self-patterning one.
I needed to start decreasing for the toe before I'd finished shaping the instep. Otherwise they'd be long enough for clown shoes! I don't think you can tell though.