These are my first pair of started and finished socks!
Yarn: Silk and cotton blend
Needles: One sock size 4 dpns, the other on size 4 addi turbo circulars.
Pattern: Spiral Rib Socks by Garry Aney from Socks, A Spin-Off special publication for knitters and spinners. Edited by Rita Buchanan and Deborah Robson. Interweave Press
Started: September 2003 while vacationing in Yellowstone.
Finished: July 2006
These are far from perfect socks but they are quite comfy as bed socks. I vaguely remember casting on more stitches than the pattern stated. I chose this pattern because turning a heel sounded very scary to me. So, this pattern avoids heel turning. I also used these socks to experiment with needles. I also decided not to frog back to errors. I would frog back now, of course. :-)