My Sockpalooooza pal has asked for some info on my sock preferences...
I love stripes. Any kind of stripes. Seeing something stripy makes me very happy.
As for yarn preferences, I have loved knitting with lornas laces, STR and koigu... but these have all been knit for others. My current handknit socks are all opal. Tony has some LL and STR and I think the lorna's laces holds up best when washed. Everything in my house seems to get thrown in the washing machine (but only at 30 degrees on a delicates wash - so even the STR has been machine washed and has faded a little) However LL does have a tendancy to pool, which can be annoying depending on what pattern you choose!
Talking of patterns, I will leave the decision up to you! Please let me know if you need any more measurements.