These are the Friday Harbor Socks from Knitting on the Road... like to see a side view?
After loving the other 2 pairs that I knit out of this book, I was a little disappointed in this pair. Some of it was my fault. I needed to tweak the sizing a bit for my size (Lucia, for your reference - I wear a size 11 shoe - and my ankle is 10.5 inches around, and the ball of my foot is 10 inches around - so yes. I have REALLY BIG FEET.) Also - I used STR heavy weight. I went up to a size three needle (since I'm a very loose knitter - for normal knitters is like using a 5). My big beef with the actual pattern is that to do the cuff patterning correctly, you need to take a stitch from the first needle to complete the stitch pattern on the 3rd. If doesn't mention that anywhere on the pattern, and I messed up on the first sock until I noticed.
The other reasons I'm not in love with it are purely my own fault. It has a star toe, so since I went up in needles size and yarn weight, the toe is super long. And I guess I just am not a fan of thick socks! Even though it's slow going knitting size 11 wides on size 0 needles, it's what I like to wear! Although, now that I have these knit up, I bet I will wear them often this winter in boots.
After I finished up those socks, I just couldn't bear knitting on another sock. So, I cast on for my Moderne Log Cabin blanket. Ohhhh how I love it:
Back and forth garter stitch, baby.