When Sandra posted her pattern for Charade, a herringbone-stitch sock, I knew I had to make a pair for Kyle. (He had wanted a hand-knit pair of socks for himself after seeing my first pair of socks.)
I used a beautiful bamboo blend yarn (60% wool, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon) purchased from Ashley on Etsy , in her denim colorway. I really like the idea of knitting socks with a bamboo yarn, since bamboo is naturally antibacterial and wonderfully soft. Perfect for socks meant for stinky man-feet.
The only change I made to the pattern was casting on 72 instead of 64 stitches so that the sock would fit a larger foot. The 2-row repeat for the herringbone pattern was easy to memorize and surprisingly fun to knit. The second sock practically flew off my needles.
Kyle peeked over my shoulder just now and said, "I have such beautiful feet!" He's such a big ham sometimes. What he should have said is "I have such beautiful socks!" Bah, men. They never learn, do they? =D