These socks are for me. They're knit out of Opal Elements 1070 in a lace pattern that is a first cousin to Old Shale/Feather and Fan.
The horizontal waves in the stitch pattern worked well with the horizontal stripes in the self-patterning yarn. I like the way they turned out.
I haven't decided what socks to start next. There's some green Opal UNI-Solid that's begging to be made into Shamrock socks. If I work that into the sock lineup next, they could be done by Saint Paddy's Day and I could use the left-over green in my Six Sock Knitalong Stashbuster.
What I'd really like to do is get Son John's birthday socks started. I ordered some Opal Handpainted #14 from Canada which I'm hoping will be perfect for him. #14 was sold out in all my usual Opal enabling shops, and it may be sold out in this shop, too. They don't seem to be big on customer communication and prompt delivery. Or do I blame the slow delivery on customs?
Or maybe I should get going on the Stashbuster socks for the KAL. Too many choices.
I'm going to sleep on it and decide tomorrow.