The only knitting I did in Rome was about half the second sock in this pair. I brought about 3 times that much knitting with me (I was terrified of running out and/or not feeling like knitting what I'd brought!), but didn't end up having time to knit, which is a good thing when you're on vacation!
As I posted before, these are a modification on the Pomatomus pattern. I worked the legs and heel as written (but did only two repeats on the leg), then decreased to a 60-stitch regular sock for the foot. I really like how they turned out and they're very comfortable and stretchy, although the second sock somehow came out smaller than the first -- I did feel that the second skein felt a little thinner than the first, but I thought it was my imagination until I tried each sock on the same foot . . . and the second one is definitely tighter.
Oh well, I can still wear it, so I'm not going to stress about it. Nor am I stressing that the foot of one sock has way more dark blue in it than the other one does (you can't really see it in this picture but there's at least 50% less of the dark color in the second sock).
The handknit sock collection grows! Although not as quickly as the sock yarn collection is growing . . .
Pattern: Pomatomus, modified
Yarn: 2 skeins Koigu KPPPM in color P438
Needles: US size 1
Started: April 10, 2007
Finished: December 17, 2007