Sometimes you just need an easy, no brainer-type project. Over the last week or so, this pair of socks filled that niche for me. They're just a basic ribbed pattern knit from a stunning yarn by Colinette's Jitterbug (Copperbeech). As usual, the flash on my camera does a wicked job of over-brightening colors. In reality the brown on these is more of a deepish brown/red and the colors mixed in (reds, blues and yellows) are far more subtle than they appear in my photo. The picture below is far more accurate:
The yarn is 100% merino and was really nice to work with. Even nicer was not needing much of a pattern. It's spring break here and I truly needed mindless knitting I could truck along on vacation without much effort. This fit the bill and they fit my feet -- super comfy.