And now for some socks:
I am knitting these socks top down using the magic loop method with one long needle, size 2.25 mm. The cuff is knit one, purl one twisted stitch ribbing. I used the long tail cast-on method to cast-on 56 stitches, with a very long yarn tail so that I knit the first joining row with two strands of yarn, and snipped off the excess long tail at the end of that row.
The yarn is lovely, Saki Silk by Wisdom Yarns, Light Fingering / 3 ply, 55% Merino, 25% Nylon, 20% Silk, 402 meters / 100 grams. I bought the yarn in Vernon last year while visiting family.