Well, I finally chose a pattern for that wonderful red yarn from Sand in my Stitches. I didn't go with the Clessidra pattern, it called for size 1 needles, that was a bit small for this yarn & I'm just not good enough yet to modify a complicated pattern like that yet. Instead I chose the 3x3 Cable with moss stitch sock pattern from the book Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. I am modifying this pattern to make them knee socks. I have another pattern for knee socks that starts with a larger needle & changes to smaller ones as you go, instead of decreasing, so that is what I'm trying. We'll see what happens!!