Palooza yarn and pattern choosen.
At last, I have settled on a pattern and yarn I am happy...no make that rather excited about to be honest!!
I have chosen Roza's Socks by grumperina and in the spring 07 issue of Interweaveknits. Its a lovely looking pattern, I havent knit it yet but I am better to choose one I havent already tackled or I could get bored and stop which for a swap would be nothing short of a disaster!
The yarn is some of my own handyed yarn from my shop, I did consider a lot of other yarns but when I wound this skien it just scream out for me to knit it up and I am very pleased I will be using it for my pals socks. It makes them feel all the more personal I think and the colour will really suit the pattern as its not quite solid.