I finished some big comfy house socks!!
The pattern I really only used the charts as a inspiration. It's the log cabin socks from the book Handknit Holidays. The pattern is the written for top down with a beautiful complicated heel flap. I however decided to do them my normal toe up way and just put a short row heel in for simplicity. They're very functional!
The yarn is Kampes, which is a Swedish yarn that my friend Jenny from Jenny's Blog on Knitting gave me as part of a birthday package. It wasn't the most pleasant to knit with because it's pretty scratchy, but let me tell you... it makes some WARM socks! You see here that I didn't make them overly tall and I'm wearing socks underneath so the yarn isn't against the skin.
So YAY! Now... what to cast on next? I think it's going to be in the softest yarn I own. hehe