When I first paged through Nancy Bush's Folk Socks, the socks that spoke loudest to me were the St. Peter Port Stripes. I just adore those socks. They didn't turn out to be the first socks I knit from the book. In fact, I've only knit one other pair in all the time I've known about/owned this book. I did purchase the yarn required to knit this pattern several years ago, and that yarn has rested quietly in my stash.
What a curious thing, the fact that I've wanted to knit these socks all these many years, and even owned the yarn for it, but yet never got around to it! Why did they not ever make it to the top of the queue?
I've decided that their time is now. I am knitting St. Peter Port Stripes.