So I busted out some grey wool-ease I had in the stash and tackled f.pea's Intro to Socks. I was going for a pair of big, easy, thicker-than-hell socks that would hold up to wearing under my combat boots, and that's exactly what I got.
Even managed to avoid the "holes in short rows" phenomenon.
So, of course, now that I've done the most basic sock possible, I'm jumping straight into a pair of Bellatrix. Because I am a psychotic masochist. ;D
Although I cast them on last night, I know I need to set them aside for a while, because I need to finish the Cherie Amour that I am so very close to done on (I have something like 12 rows left on the final sleeve, then just blocking and sewing up), and then about a half-dozen holiday gifts to finish before I really start anything new for myself. Hurrah for financial thriftiness and the personal touch, boo for overwhelming time-suck.