First, socks!Cervina Calzetteria sock yarn—a pair of top down simple socks (for Ms Elsie Lacey, the former owner of the BGW and Mary Thomas knitting books that are now in my library.
I wasn't sure about the size, so medium and ribs.. Those are 1 X 1 ribs from the tubular cast on to the end of the instep. A standard half round heel, and flat (french) toe –a generic sock.
The after thought heel was planned—the stripes on back of the sock are in sequence, on the sole, the pattern breaks.
A work-a-day sort of sock --like most Americans, I have a lot of denim in my wardrobe, and blue socks a great go with color for a lot of my clothes.
In addition, some fun with double knitting.
First a simple diagonal stripe (the other side is the same)
Last night, I actual finished the 2 last rows needed for the heel gusset on
Nothing else new has been started, (but new double knit potholder will likely be on the needles soon enough!