I finally broke down & "busted the bank" on this in the Ruby Slippers Colorway. I wanted to order Queen Rock, but since I wasn't sure if I'd love it, I went with the safer choice in the semi-solid colorway. I've never spent so much on yarn before, and the guilt is still killing me, but I ordered it for 2 reasons:
1. I want to knit with a true sock yarn to see if it makes me like knitting socks more.
2. I want to see if spending more money on yarn produces a better end result.
I've also decided that since I'm nearing completion of my Columbine Peak socks (finally), that I need more sock yarn (I only have enough in my stash for one pair of socks) & I needed to find the perfect pattern. Since I see it all over blog-land, I've chosen Grumperina's Jaywalkers. I checked out all her recommended yarns through others blogs & STR just seems to be the favorite.