This is the waves and piers pattern from the little book of socks and I really like the effect. I am using a yarn I bought it Austria (Richard thinks its funny that although the town hardly had any shops, I managed to find one that sold wool!) and I think it hasn't been too bad for the pattern. That calls for a Regia yarn than stripes into rings, which I didn't want to have to buy especially - seeing as I have so many different ones in my stash!
The pattern call for a forethought heel which I have never done before, and also a provisional cast on, again something I am new too. I wanted to get all that done before I went to bed last night as I didn't want to stop halfway through..... poor Rich got bored with me and fell asleep on the sofa!
I don't think it turned out too badly, but I'm not sure how comfortable the fit will be, we'll have to wait and see what its like when the socks are finished. I wouldn't rush to do this heel again, I much prefer the heel flap method as its really straight forward.
I also finished the embossed leaves socks from Favorite Socks and think they look ok for the yarn used (my friend wanted grey and I only had Sirdar town and country, which isn't a very smooth yarn).
Even with Leah's hand in the picture I don't think they look too bad, although I was having a little trouble trying to find a good source of light. I ended up sitting on the dining room floor near the back door....