Good progress on sock number one. I love the way this yarn is knitting up too - lovely loft and texture. I can't wait to get these on my feet on the first cool morning of fall.
As you can see, the pattern is pretty cool too. It is actually an entire booklet dedicated to the Iowa Cruise Sock by Cottage Creations. While there is a part of me that is slightly annoyed at the length of the pattern (and all the stories) - the part of me that is a busy mom of three kiddos and a student/writer - I love that it makes me sit down and really focus on the pattern. I have to take time with it, whether I have it or not. I wind up relishing the stories and folklore, and find myself breathing more evenly when I go to pick up the needles again.