This lovely Betula Sock design by Rachel Coopey had been in my queue for ages, and I finally cast on last summer. My intention was to make them as part of Rachel's Summer of Socks knitalong. HA! Life had a way of biting plans like that in the bottom around that time. So I didn't eventually finish these until 3rd January, which was more approapriate for the Winter Sock KAL, but never mind...
I used some fabulous Sheila's Sock from Fyberspates, that I received in a sock club back in 2011 (how things linger, waiting for that perfect project!). Sadly, Jeni's not doing hand-dyed yarn these days, so if you want something similar, you'll need to use her Vivacious 4ply, which knits up quite similarly.
The stitch pattern Rachel has used makes these socks satisfying to knit - the ribs line up so that you know you're in the right place. The bobbly bits make it one of those just one more repeat projects, so when I was actually knitting on them, they seemed to fly off my needles at quite a pace.
If you want any more technical details about my project, head over to Ravelry, where the project is logged: JenACKnitwear's Betula Socks