I also started a new pair of socks. I am using garter rib as the texture stitch. I am hoping the wool softens up with washing (Trekking XXL 133) because garter rib puts a bit of texture on the under side too. The soles will be plain so it shouldn't be a problem though.
I have to take my dad to the doctor today, which he likes because it takes away the stress of his finding a parking place himself, and perhaps I can stop in at the Martinez library while I am there. Or I could just sit around and wait for him and knit on the sock.