After viewing the beautiful designs on the October blog, I thought that I would launch out from plain socks to something with a design. The pattern is Cat Bordhi's "Columbine Peak" from her book Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles. The yarn (purchased with last month's discount coupon) is LANG JAWOLL Sport (superwash) which includes a spool of reinforcement yarn. So far, I have had to only rip out once, but it's early.
Just a note: yesterday I purchased from the Yarnery Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks, which was a real eye-opener for a beginner like me. In addition to patterns, she has size charts, stitch tables, ways to figure out the number of stitches to cast on for a modified pattern, applying different yarns to the same pattern; a whole new sock world.
Looking forward to seeing the November socks.