I love this site and can't wait to make my SECOND pair of socks - Mark's way, of course. My first project (starting in Nov 2004, I believe) was a baby sweater. My second was this pair of socks. Lots of mistakes, but I wear them all the time - my medal of achievement.
I used all acrylic yarn because I liked the pattern, but am anxious to do some with wool - either superwash or a blend. I started each with a new ball, but the yarn balls themselves apparently started off just a bit off. It didn't matter until I got to the toes. Then it shows up GREATLY - hence the pose (covering one toe).