Actually, I started them in 2005, but they will be the first pair completed in the new year. The pattern is from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. The Monday after Christmas, when the house was finally quiet, I cast on for the Child's First Sock Pattern. (Nancy adapted the pattern to fit an adult foot, so don't be alarmed by the size in the photo.)
Progress was slow to start, and stitch markers were my friends at that phase, but once I learned the rhythm of the pattern, removing the markers made the knitting move along much faster. The yarn is Lang Jawoll in Royal Blue. The needles are US size 1. The finished socks will be for me. Yay!