The yarn is Interlacements Yarns Toasty Toes in a bright colors from the Interactive Sock Gang back in 2006(?).
I love knitting with this yarn on US size 3 DPNs. I have more Toasty Toes in stash and I will be knitting it up soon in vanilla socks. I think the colors do all the work for me.
I did my gauge swatch and found I'm knitting at 6 sts/inch. I'm using (Saint) Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns for the standard sock pattern. I found out the person has a size 6 1/2 to 7 shoe size and adjusted my knitting accordingly. By Sunday afternoon, I had finished the leg portion and started the heel flap.
Sunday I saw Jersey Boys on its national tour. I thought the show was enjoyable. I snapped this photo of the stage when we arrived early.
I was picking up the gusset sts as the show started
As of Monday night, the gussets have been knit. I think this is great progress. I will get these socks completed by Thursday night so I can gift them on Friday.