My Sockapalooza socks are finished! Unfortunately, they're also somewhat imperfect.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, "Cedar," 2 skeins
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs
The two skeins I used were from the same dye lot, and they looked identical. I didn't notice the color difference until I was several inches into the leg of the second sock. If I were as much of a perfectionist as I think I am, I would have ripped out the first sock and then knit both socks by alternating between the two skeins. Honestly though, I didn't have the heart to frog a perfectly good sock. I hope my sock pal will understand.
What can I say about the pattern? I still adore it. In the near future I will have a pair of my own. The pattern itself isn't difficult, but it does require one to pay attention to the chart. After several rounds, though, I found that the pattern becomes quite intuitive.
Pattern: 64 stitch plain stockinette sock, 1-inch 2x2 ribbed cuff, slip stitch heel flap
Needles: size 0 (2.00 mm) DPNs
It's incredibly satisfying to knit an entire pair of socks (well ok, ankle socks) out of the leftover yarn from another pair of socks. (Note: Your mileage may vary. These two pairs of socks are for people with relatively small feet.) And if I had to choose, I would say that Brick House is still my favorite of Deb's sock colorways.