They are not exactly alike, the first one was the guinea - pig and the second one went faster. I did the heel last with the second sock. Boy, picking up the heel stitches is annoying as hell. Not my favorite thing to do. The heel knits up nicely though. I did improve my grafting skills.
The fit is great. Very warm, soft and comfortable.
And here is the first of my new pair of socks. I've knit the toe of the second one also, because it's easier to overcome the second sock syndrome. It's another chevron pattern. More about that, when the socks are done. The colorway is lovely, it's KnitPicks Sock Garden - Pansy.