I taught myself how to knit socks a few years ago. So far, I
haven't done anything very fancy - some ribbing, basket-weave, and similar stitches. I really like striping yarns and variegates. Since I prefer toe up socks, I'll make
the Up and Down socks in Patons Kroy stripes, color Bronzed Berry Stripes - a
nice combo of reds, coppers, purple and black.
Hmmm - not quite sure what caused the weirdness there.
Hmmm... Me either. There is a thread established for this pattern; do you want to repost this there? (You're welcome to start your own, but you might get more camaraderie in the other thread. :)