I will not be knitting the Rockin Sock Club Monsoon yarn in the beautiful Inside Out! pattern. I want to desperately, but the pattern as written at 8 stitches per inch has about an inch of positive ease on my US size 6.5 feet. There is no way my hands will be able to take knitting the Mediumweight yarn at 8.5 stitches per inch or tighter to make socks that would fit--and be stiff as boards on my feet. Even knitting mediumweight on 1s to get 8 stitches per inch is something of a struggle for me. I tried on the toe plus an inch or two of foot last night and the ribbing did not pull out at all; it flopped around my foot. I'd show a photo or the oversized sock, but I've already ripped it out in an attempt to figure out a way to knit the foot on fewer stitches. If my addled brain can take it tonight, I might rewrite the pattern for fewer stitches. However, I'm more likely to knit the Monsoon yarn in another pattern at a gauge more comfortable for my hands and knit the Inside Out! socks as written from a thinner (like the first Lucy sock club yarn on teeny tiny needles. This knitting thing is, after all, supposed to be fun and relaxing—not a major struggle.
Now to find a sock pattern happy at 7.5 to 8 stitches per inch.