The yarn (ONline linie 3 Supersocke 100) I'd had in my stash for over a year now, but never used. Turns out I like this yarn a lot: It has just the right amount of softness and thickness, and the yarn doesn't split very easily and yet doesn't feel as overspun as something like Jitterbug. I also like this color a lot.
I went with smaller needles than suggested, because I figured I would be getting nowhere near the desired gauge with 2.5 mm needles. So, I picked 2.0 mm DPNs instead, and that turned out to be the right choice. I'm going to give these to my mom for Mother's Day.