I have discovered and fallen in love with the yarnbox subscription. Every month with perfect timing I get the most wonderful packet of sock yarn and a suggested pattern. This shipment of Louet Gems Fingering yarn in "CandyApple Red," "Flourescent Green," and "Peacock" featured the sock pattern "Tilson Socks," by Jessica K. Larson. I couldn't wait to try this pattern for two reasons. One, I really wanted to do a sock project to perfect my striping technique and second, the name of the pattern. My mother's maiden name is Tilson; I thought it a remarkable coincidence. I love how the colors blended together. I got many compliments on these socks and plan on doing them again, but in the smaller size. With no stitch pattern, these "vanilla socks" are better knit up in a smaller size.