Pattern: Mona Schmidt's Embossed Leaves Socks from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM
Needles: Size 1.5 US (2.5mm) KnitPicks DPNs
Started: April 4th, 2007
Finished: August 18th, 2007
Final Verdict: Sorta meh. The cast-on used in the pattern is weird and non-stretchy and created a wobbly ridge that irks me. After you turn the heel you're supposed to break the yarn and start knitting one needle back and that seemed goofy to me too. Why create another end to weave in if you don't have to? I did it on one sock to determine if there was a benefit to doing it, but I didn't find one.
I like the lace pattern, but if I were to knit these again, I'd do a regular cast on, non-twisted rib cuffs and an eye of partridge heel. If I'd modified the pattern to suit what I like in socks, these wouldn't have taken 5 months to knit up. Should have listened to my gut.