2 1/2 years ago, I started my learn-to-knit odyssey with a pair of socks for my husband. They were a disaster. But after looking at so many patterns of luscious looking socks, I gave it another try. I have a pair of shoes that are British Tan which does not go too well with my dark brown dress slacks, so I found a yarn that brings the two colors together very nicely. The yarn is Trekking, made in Germany. The socks are so comfortable that I hate to take them off! I think the next pair of socks are in my near future.