With the chilly winter days we're experiencing here, and after the focus of Christmas crafting, I decided that a worsted weight pair of socks would be just the thing. I had intended to make them for myself, but my mom begged for another pair of wool socks, so these will be going to live with her as soon as I can organize myself to put a package together and mail it away. They knit up so quickly, though, I'm sure I can manage a pair of my own one day soon.
Yarn - Knitpicks Swish Worsted, Marine Heather, 2 balls
Needles - 3.75mm bamboo DPNs
Notes - It would have been helpful to read the errata (later found on the book's Ravelry page linked above) before I started these socks. As it was, I figured out the heel directions without too much difficulty, but I always find it annoying when a pattern doesn't make sense. Grumble, grumble. I like my socks to be a bit longer than this pattern is written, and so added one extra half repeat. I worried I would run out of yarn, so didn't make them any longer than that, although in hindsight I could have managed one full repeat. When I make myself a pair, I'll definitely add some more length.
I am still actively trying to knit from stash as much as I can, and was happy to find these two balls in the back of a drawer in my yarn dresser. It's motivated me to get all of my yarn listed onto my Ravelry account, so that I can remember what exactly I have in there - how fortunate am I to have so much yarn I can forget about some of it? Luxury, indeed!