I said I was going to finish things, didn't I? I cast on for these socks last August, and they became my portable knitting project, but then I went out to knitting night less and less, and the socks languished. It wasn't their fault. Sandra's pattern (here on Ravelry) is great, the yarn was great, and the colours are great. And now they're done, and I'm wearing them right now.
The little bit of contrasting colour on the heel was inspired by the Country Socks in Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. The blue I used for the heels and toes is Sisu, left over from my Blue Herring socks; the brown is Scheepjes Invicta Extra. I think I'll wear these socks a lot. The texture is nice -- take a closer look at the wee herringbone pattern:
I'd say March is off to a good start! I mean, a good finish. One down, several more to go. (And the book I'm reading today? I'll finish it by dinnertime. Yeah, baby.)