After knitting socks for mom all through the fall, I finally set out to knit a pair for myself. These large socks are from 'Folk Socks' by Nancy Bush.
These are the Welsh Country Socks, made with Brown Sheep 3-ply sport, as called for in the pattern. I used US size 2 bamboo needles to get the gauge, and to my surprise the socks felt remarkably soft, despite being knit so tightly (I would normally knit sport weight yarns on US size 3, at about 6.5 st per inch)
My next step is to try color stranded yarns, maybe the Norwegian Stockings from the same book?