I present finished socks!
Anne was musing about the French copying everything American [Why? Our cheese is terrible :-).] I feel a responsibility to copy something French, just to balance things on our side of the Atlantic.
The pattern was Priscilla's Dream Socks from Interweave Knits. The yarn was Koigu KPPPM. Koigu is everything it's cracked up to be, and more. I will definitely knit with it again.
I cannot begin to describe how good these socks feel on my feet. It really is as Julia says: like fresh bread for your feet. Mmmm.
Socks were on my to-knit list for 2005. Luckily, Valentina started off the year with a sock knit along, and although I didn't use the same pattern, she let me tag along for the ride, and encouraged my progress every step along the way.
Will these socks make me a sock knitter? Good question. I'll knit another pair, but not for a while. Socks make a very good portable project, perfect to throw in a suitcase for vacation knitting, and as you can tell I love the results. At the end of the day, however, it took me two weeks of knitting to get a pair of socks that I probably won't wear out of the house, for fear of ruining them. It's never good to be afraid to wear an FO. After all, that's the entire purpose of knitting.