I used Silver's Tutorial and Knit Picks Parade in Plum. Also used size 4 bamboo DPN's. The tutorial was easy to follow once I learned how to use DPN's. The yarn isn't as soft as I'd hoped, but after washing it does feel better. I can feel the texture of the stitches on my feet so a smaller needle and finer yarn probably makes better socks..at least for me.
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Yay! They might get softer after you've worn them a few times, too. I haven't finished my Parade socks yet, but my other socks have gotten softer after being rubbed in shoes.
Fear the Sock Monster! RAWR!
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~Friedrich Nietzsche Double Pointed - a knitting blog