Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon), color 3ns/Grapevine, two skeins
Needles: US 1 Addi Turbo 12" circs
Started/Completed: January 11/February 11 (I finished two other pairs in between)
Recipient: my Sockret Pal (rest assured these went right into a blocking bath after this photo shoot!)
This is a pattern I probably wouldn't have knit on my own if my Sockret Pal hadn't specifically listed it as one she'd like to have for her socks. I have to say that I'm glad she did, because these turned out beautifully. They did require a little more mental effort than most socks I knit, what with a 12-row pattern repeat, but by the end I had it memorized. I knit most of the foot of the second sock last night while J and I watched Inside Man at our friends' house; by then I was pretty much on autopilot, and they only required about another hour of knitting time this mornign to finish them up.
Here's a detail shot of the stitch pattern:
I'm definitely very pleased with how these turned out, and I certainly hope my Sockret Pal likes them!