The patterns in the book are great for solid/ semi-solid yarns. Infact just perfect for the yarns that I have been dying.
I was nearly seduced by ' A roll in the hay' as I have yarn that pretty much perfectly matches.
but after a conversation with Rachael (who was next on the sock knitting list) I have in fact cast on 'Making up socks' After a false start due to a mistake in the wording in the pattern, I am underway. This is a toe up sock, not my favorite method of construction, but I am willing to give it a go and it is knitting up very nicely.