I used Sirdar DK (acrylic, wool, nylon blend) and #6 needles.
And then I finished the ever-so-bright socks from the gift Collinette yarn:
They were a great fit - for both Mom and me. But Mom liked them so much, I gave them to her. Picture a 5', 86 year old white haired lady in black velvet pull-on pants, black loafers and these socks! She looked pretty darn cute!
I was surprised how fast these knit up after all the socks I knit with fairly involved patterns, these were QUICK! I knit 12 rows of 2x2 ribbing, stockinette leg, ribbed heel, stockinette foot and a star toe on #1 dpns.Our lives have returned to our normal craziness, so I will come see you more often. I missed you all :-)