Today I finished my Marlene socks, and it was very on-the-edge-of-my-seat knitting. I was so scared that I would run out of yarn, because the pattern called for about 50 yards more than I had. I omitted two repeats on both socks, and it worked! I ended up having about 4 feet of yarn left over. It was a very close call. I love the result. I used Kertzer On Your Toes Bamboo, which is very splitty, very soft, and fuzzes a little as you knit it. The color showed the stitch definition very well. I am considering using the pattern Marlene, by Cookie A. again, but next time with a blue yarn. Here are some pictures. Enjoy.