I have decided NOT to spend any more time working on this pair of socks. After finishing the first one, I know for certain that I don't like this yarn. It is the new "stretchy" yarn and there are many reasons why I don't like it. Yes, it is stretchy but that also made it difficult (for me) to knit. I followed the free tube sock pattern that came with the yarn and that wasn't so great either. Because there is no defined heel, the yarn must stretch around your foot and that makes the stitches pull more open at the heel and it feels awful when I step down on it.
Maybe these would make great bed socks but then they are only 39% wool so I can't even vouch for any warmth that they might bring.
So ..... if anyone would like to have a sock, pattern and an extra skein of yarn, I'll be glad to send it to you. The yarn is a mix of 41% cotton, 39% wool, 13 % nylon and 7% elastic. The color is a variegation of green and lavender/purple. Sorry, but you may find a cat hair or two in the sock or the extra skein of yarn. I know there must be someone out there in blogland that has tried this yarn and likes it. Or maybe someone who can't ever seem to knit the second sock. Voila! The first one is done for you. So please leave a comment on this post if you are interested and I will use the random number generator to pick a winner on Friday after 12:00 noon. I really do hope one of you will want this sock and yarn. I'd hate to see my UFO pile get bigger.