Tickets to Cheech & Chong - $200. Socks knitted by the woman you love - priceless. Someone had a little pout that he didn't get socks for his birthday this year. The situation was remedied by these babies.
Knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills 5ply Colonial, they took 12 days of mostly monogamous knitting. The pattern is Sarah Golder's Simple Socks (Rav link) from Yarn, issue 5.
Here they were off to the opening of the National Library of Australia's Treasures Gallery - a Preview last Thursday.
And here they were finished off over a bottle of Cabernet Merlot on Sunday night.
Because the yarn is pure wool, I knitted a strand of fuzzy nylon through the entire heel and foot.
The reason the heel in this looks different - I ran out of the dark brown fuzzy nylon and had to use a grey. No one else will notice and if they do, they can knit socks.