These are my first socks knit with the famous Socks That Rock yarn. People go nuts over this stuff. I bought myself a few skeins and my first knitting experience with this yarn was a good one. I really like the yarn base, and the colors are so vibrant. This particular colorway had such bold changes, so I thought a slip stitch pattern would work well. I really like how they came out!
When the colors started pooling around the ankle, I started to get discouraged, but now I think it's kind of charming. The only thing about the pattern that I found to be misleading is that I think it is sized very small. The pattern only has you cast on 48 stitches (for the large size!) one a size 1 needle. If I was a beginner, I would have cast on the 48 and knit until I got around the heel, only to be completely discouraged that I was ending up knitting a sock for a child. This has happened before. Now, experience tells me to cast on 64 stitches right off the bat and I will be fine. And I was! I also think that this is a good pattern to use if you have a smallish skein of sock yarn - 350 yards or under.