I’ve been knitting Diagonal Cross-Ribbed Socks from Favorite Socks, using Patons Patonyle. I’ve never used it before, but have used Patons yarns in the past – long ago in my knitting infancy (when I still lived in Australia). I really like it – it has a bit of a tendency to split, but is super-soft, and has excellent stitch definition. I’m a bit worried it will pill, though.
I’ve finished the first, and the secon is underway. These socks are a thank you present for a kind (male) friend – they’re a bit big on my small feet. I have to say that I love this pattern – aside from being well-written, it’s reasonably simple to execute, and the end result is beautiful.
An aside: I recently painted my toenails for the first time in my adult life (the inspiration was the purchase of a fantastic dress and co-ordinating open-toed shoes). I’m continually surprised by how much better red toenails make my feet look, even when the polish is poorly applied and/or chipped (which is pretty much always the case).