It's more socks! These were started because I was training someone at work and once we arrived at the "baby-sitting" portion of training I could knit while keeping an eye on him. But it needed to be something simple that I could put down at a moment's notice if I needed to jump in. So, plain vanilla toe-up stockinette it was! I love knitting stockinette socks anyway so it's not like this was much of a sacrifice!
This was my first time with this yarn. It's a teensy bit on the scratchy side, but I'm sure it will soften up once it's washed. That's what usually happens anyway. And I managed to get the stripes to match up with each other exactly. The toes match, heels match, ribbing matches. Which is just kind of fun. Not something that I have to have (fraternal socks are perfectly fine with me too!) but it makes me grin when it works out that well.
Needles: 0's (2mm)
Yarn: Reynolds Swizzle - color 4001
Pattern: generic toe up, 5" until the heel gusset start, Widdershins heel, 2x2 rib at the top, sewn bind-off
Sizing: 14/needle up to 30/needle
edited to add: The socks have now been through the washer and dryer and they did indeed soften up. They're now wonderfully soft and not even the tinniest bit scratchy. Yay!