Knitting socks with self-striping yarn is fun, even when using a generic sock pattern. I find ONline stripes to be a bit muddy, but these look like they will be crisp and clean. Also, some manly colors!
Meanwhile, I finished knitting the purple socks with about a yard of yarn to spare.
I kept telling myself I would knit until I ran out, then gauge my panic by how close to the toe I was. But I never ran out. Incredible!
And then, since I had a meeting today at work, I started another pair.
My SO picked up a copy of The Joy of Sox at the library. This pattern is called Quickie Socks (yes, all the pattern names consist of sexual innuendos) and is knit in worsted. I can't recall reading about this book anywhere, even though it has a little essay by Crazy Aunt Purl about her "first time"... knitting socks. The book has knitting how-to's, but it also includes some interesting asides, like how to decipher the color repeats in hand-dyed yarn. Very interesting. And the book is spiral bound. I wish all knitting books were spiral bound.