They are done! Yes, my SP4 socks are finished and blocking as I type. Pictures:
Here is the low down:
I finally ended up using a cabled pattern from Knitting on the Edge called Maypole Ridge (Nicky Epstein), along with Socks 101 from Knitty.com. The socks were knit on US 4s with Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sport in Daffodil.
I feel like such a weight has been lifted. I’ve been very intimated about knitting these for my pal, but now they are done and I’ll be able to mail them off next week (eek!) with no problems. Now I just need to find some little treats to send along in the package.
Next up? More work on Cables & Os, maybe even Avast. And more sock knitting, but this time for family members, with Wick again.