Since I knit my first sock about 5 years ago or so, I have been hooked. I love it! But I've had a really hard time finding a regular sock pattern. I really love self-striping yarn, but the stripes with a lacy pattern do not mix. It is too busy or you just see one element and not the other.
Susan B. Anderson to the rescue! She had a blog post that I discovered fairly recently about her basic recipe to make a regular pair of socks. I gave it a try last month on our vacation and I have been hooked ever since. Her feet are very close to the same size as mine, which made following her pattern much easier for me.
Stroll Handpainted Sock Yarn from Knitpicks in the Frosting colorway. So I don't know if the difference was in the yarn or my tension or what. I am going to catch up on a few other projects, but I hope to be back to knitting socks soon and I guess we'll find out then what the problem is.