These puppies have seemingly been on the needles FOR-EV-ER! Okay, not forever - just since 2/18/12. But since they are vanilla socks, they've been worked on only when I'm in the mood to work on a mindless project. I used Wendy D. Johnson's Toe Up Socks with a Difference pattern (FREE) and Ladybug Fiber Company Superwash 460, Self-Striping Merino-Nylon Sock yarn in the Winemaker's Dinner colorway on US Size 1 needles (magic loop). These are super fun and funky colors and my new fave chill-on-the-couch-socks. :) There's NOTHING like the feel of hand knit wool socks that fit like a glove! And the gorgeous colors are just a perk!