Okay, so I could have knitted several pairs of just regular ribbed socks in the 3 months it took to knit these. But this was the first time I ever worked with a charted pattern, so I was pleased that I was able to follow it as well as I did. Plus, I survived the tedious purl, purl, twisted rib knit overall pattern!
The design is lovely and well -balanced:
And the yarn, spun from hand-dyed merino roving from Woolbearers in Mt. Holly, NJ, was fabulous to knit with:
I love the colors! It is early spring and azaleas in bloom, and new leaves on the tree. The only change in the pattern I made was to tighten up the heel by one stitch on either side of the reduce. Overall, I was very happy with the results!