I confess. My name is Joan and I am addicted to knitting socks like a diva is addicted to chocolate.
Free pattern at: http://web.archive.org/web/20060813100133/http://www.islandofmisfitpatterns.com/2006/07/14/lacy-mock-cable-socks/
I've not had good luck with Plymouth yarn. I had speckles of dye in places it should not have been. However, this yarn began to pill in the process of knitting. It has some elasticity to it so if you drop a stitch it's like it goes "boing" like a "Slinky" going down a flight of stairs.
Have I convinced you that I am addicted to sock knitting? It's an easily potable project. It's a great stress-reliever to knit while waiting for an appointment. An added bonus is opens up a conversation with strangers when their curiosity wants to know what you are knitting.