Yeah, yeah, we're supposed to call them the "Ravellenic Games" now, but whatever. I invite the IOC to send me a cease-and-desist, as it will only drive traffic to my tiny blog.
Anyhoo, I knit these socks for the 2012 Summer Games. They were chosen cannily as a project suitable for knitting quickly while traveling--we drove across the country three times that summer (I don't recommend it, incidentally). I was right to do it, they knit up easily in the allotted time and I achieved three medals, which still may be seen on my Ravelry profile.
Pattern: Sign of Four by Anne Hanson. Easy to knit, easy to memorize, and easy to adapt to toe-up. I subbed in my favorite toe and heel (which I pretty much always do.)
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot (60/25/15 wool/mohair/nylon, 400yd/100g skein) in colorway "Moose Creek." Love this yarn. It's nice and thick (verging toward sport) and cushy.
I intended to give them to my dad for his birthday that year, but (foolishly) I put them into storage and then moved, so they became a Fathers' Day present for 2013. When he was living in Cyprus. A place where no mohair socks are ever needed. But now he's back in Idaho and wearing them regularly. So knitworthy, my dad.