I started knitting these socks last October. I would work on them from time to time, at knitting night or in front of the TV, whenever I wanted some simple stockinette. I'd finished a sock and a half -- in February or March -- and then put them in a drawer. Last night Bill and I were watching TV (including episodes from season 1 of Arrested Development, because we are a little slow), and I decided to pick up these socks again. And I finished them! Yes, shockingly enough, stockinette socks are quicker to knit than cabled knee highs. Go figure.
There's no "pattern," but here's what I did: cast on 60 sts.; did a plain hem at the cuff; knit a st. st. heel flap with 3 garter sts. at each side; and decreased in 6 equal sections for the toe (every third round x 5, and then every round). These socks are really all about the yarn (Regia Crazy Color 5437). I love this offbeat colour combination.
It's dark and cold and windy and wet outside, so when am I going to get to wear my new sandals? Hmmm... they do look pretty fancy with my new socks:
Well, I'll wear socks and sandals for a photo, but I don't think I'll wear them out of the house. I'm old-fashioned that way.