I finished! I finished! All the holiday knitting that is. The longest project to work were the dress socks for Dale. The slog was well worth it though. Having originally been resistent to the idea of hand knit socks, I believe I have won Dale over. They are out of Fiber-phile Merino Cashmere Sock Yarn, a delicious blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon. The design is basically a toe-up vanilla with an inset of a 2 stitch cable on the outside of each leg. Had I done more, I know he wouldn’t wear them.
Thanks to your adventures in cashmere-washability-testing, I am even going to allow him to put these in the washer. That last bit was the downfall of his final resistance as he just could not see wearing socks that had to be hand washed. (Of course, he’s been watching me machine wash my hand knit socks for years now…not sure why he thought his would be special.) It will warm my heart to see him warm his feet with socks made just for him by me!