I finished his wool socks, after much ripping and frustration. He did receive them before his birthday, which was the goal. I have to say 5 weeks for a pair of socks is nuts, but the mistakes just kept happening, so now that they are done, its a well deserved pat on the back for me. He really likes them.
The pattern is the basic sock pattern from “Getting Started Knitting Socks” and the wool was “Verdant Heather” from Knit Picks. For $1.99 a ball, you can’t beat it.
We went out for dinner for his birthday and he wore them with his dress shoes. Then last night he wore them to another night out and he seems impressed, even still.
So I know he really likes them 🙂