I also decided as it was quite fine, pink and cream with a lovely shimmer that lace socks were the way to go. I wanted to guinea pig a pattern I hadn't got around to knitting for myself - got the needles and cast on......................why?
It is splitty - didn't matter whether I used wood or metal dpns - it split. It has NO give, hence my disgust with heel flap.
Sock 1, I whizzed through it - to get it over and done with. Sock 2 has languished, I kept putting off finishing it. Yay - I have putitoffitis. Yesterday I had a sicky migraine and felt all languid etc so I loaded P&P on DVD into the laptop, shut myself in the bedroom and finished the damn sock. They are done. They are pretty and I really hope she likes them - but I will never, ever knit with that stuff (it doesn't deserve the title 'yarn') again.
Pattern - Waving Lace Socks by Evelyn. A. Clark - in 'Favourite Socks' with lace cuff.
Size - UK 4
Yarn - SWTC Tofutsies
Needles - 2.25mm dpns - KnitPicks Harmony
Relief factor at finishing - 200%
Back to my luscious, lovely, knittable Lorna's Laces Shepherd & Sock for the next pair.