Monika Eckert's designs are always a challenge for me. Not the kind of pattern you knit with your eyes glued to the TV. These were knit with an old skein of hand-dyed yarn. Of course the yarn was dyed by the resident dyer, aka my daughter A. I used 2.0 mm needles so the socks fit my feet better. Moni's sock patterns are made for socks normally knit with 64 stitches. Sixty stitches are plenty for me. Rosenheim is a city of approximately 60,000 inhabitants in the German state of Bavaria. Another pair of Moni's socks are on the needles.