Monthly Sock Challenge : 5 of 12

You really can't browse Ravelry or the the knitting community without running into Hermione's Everyday Socks. I can finally say I've knit a pair myself and can see why they are so popular. Mine were knit up in Knit Pick's Stroll in the "Rainforest Heather" colorway and knit with a size 1 needle, which I'm pretty sure is the smallest I've worked with yet. (More specifics can be found at Ravelry.) Next month I hope to remember to try out this technique to avoid the little bumps I get when grafting toes. Do you have any other little sock knitting tricks?

Also, a heads up that January is a giveaway month for Monthly Sock Challenge participants! Every three months, I draw from all the previous entries in the linky and give away a prize. This month, Deneise of cabinfour is generously offering a sock pattern of the winner's choice and I'll pair that with a $25 gift certificate to one of my favorite yarn shops, Quince and Co. So get knitting those socks and submitting them to the linky! (I've added a few more specifics in regards to rules. I'm also no longer embedding the linky in these posts. You can find it at the MSC page here.)