I started a new pair of socks last week, my first pair from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters book. There's already been some unexpected trial and error (my gauge changed between the swatch and the toe), so I'm going to knit these socks one at a time.
I know that I was supposed to knit some trial socks to get used to the new construction of the socks in this book, but after misplacing the book for a few weeks I was too impatient so I just jumped right in. The pattern I'm using are the Philospher's House Socks, which are just over ankle high and utilize the Upstream Architecture. I'm not 100% how far the yarn I'm using will go, since I've doubled it, so I picked a shorter pair. Worst case, I have no problem using a contrasting color on the cuffs.
The yarn is Melody by Jojoland, it has very long color runs, so the striping should be subtle. The transitions might be a little TOO subtle now that I've doubled the yarn, or it could be that I end up with two totally different socks. It'll be interesting to see what happens, once I get past Toe #1.