I'm knitting plain socks in STR Saratoga for my mom. They are as simple as they could possibly be (with a flap heel -- I really need to learn how to do a short row heel). Anyone want to teach me? Hopefully I will be done with them in time (in time for going home for the holidays). The pattern is pretty interesting -- it kind of reminds me of a Tiger. I wanted to see how the colors would come out if I just knitted the socks plain. I think that if I did a short row heel, the weird pooling things wouldn't happen around the heel. I actually plan to use some of STR to make mittens because I think that would be fun!