I have knit a few pairs of socks before, but never for me. Some for Taso, a store sample, a pair for my grandma, and a couple of pairs of pedicure socks last christmas.
Finally, a pair for me! The yarn is Nancy by Schaefer Yarns(love their yarn SO much!) and was kindly donated to me for no reason other than she could barely look at, by Pam at Twisted Warp and Skeins. She and another woman had tried knitting and weaving with it and they both just seemed to despise it. The colors were so pretty I took her up immediately when she told me to take the huge cake of yarn home! I started socks that night! With a fiber content of 95% merino and 5% nylon, the yarn just said socks. The nylon is actually a runner thread twisted around the merino, I think that will help keep the socks strong. Kind of like holding nylon with your yarn while knitting the heel, maybe?
The second sock is just about done, a few more inches on the foot and then the toe. I am planning to try some toe-up socks next. Let me know if you have any great patterns for toe-up socks! I would like something a bit prettier, not just a boring stocking stitch!
This is not the best picture, but you sure do get a great view of my unshaven legs!