Finished another pair

I finished my 3rd to the last pair of STR (Socks that Rock) 2008 club socks.  Only 2 more left to go.  The pattern was okay, I like the twisted rib cuff, but as always, found the yarn to be too thick for my taste (even in the light weight version).  I changed the heel from the standard reinforced rib, to an alternating slip stitch.  I think that it goes better with the sock.  The pattern is less than inspiring.  I might have been interested in it in my first year of sock knitting.  I think that these sock clubs that have sprung up all over strive to find something interesting to make, and succeed only occasionally.   The only pair that comes to mind from the past 2 years that I would remake is the ones by the Yarn Harlot  -Lenore (and when the package came I was NOT interested in them at all).

So, here are my recently finished socks, which will go in a drawer as a future gift to someone: