i'm finishing my practice socks before the YEAR OF THE SOCK begins. i'm finishing the toe on the second one now getting ready to graft both toes or give up if i can't do it and just bind off. i'm soooo excited the second sock FLEW by and i've been noticing a lot of people say the same thing.
now my first sock on sockdown '08-'09 is a JAYWALKER (my first!) and its in knitpicks pumpkin GLOSS that i used while making Thermal (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html)
but then i realized i'm not a sweater knitter...never finished it.
the socks are 70% merino and 30% silk may not be durable but TOTALLY SOFT! they meet the 70% orange requirement and i'm actually reallly excited about them.
pictures of my socks finished will be posted ASAP and the beginnings of jaywalkers in pumpkin will be coming as well : )