If these were my socks, I'd be doing the heel right about now. They're not my socks, and I have a way to go yet.
Mountain Colors Bearfoot is interesting stuff. It shines. Also there's an alarming tendency for stitches to jump off the needles and burrow down two rows before I know what they're up to. It's also soft and warm, with a halo of mohair around the finished fabric. The socks are for Hubby, his first hand-knit socks.
Got chatting to a couple of Knitting Guild ladies on a stall in the Loop. We talked patterns and yarns for a bit, then got onto pricing for the socks they had for sale. Given that the yarn usually runs at $12 or more for each pair of socks, and it takes a while to make them, what's a good price? I loved the Harlot's idea of calculating the number of stitches and putting it on a tag with the socks ("please wash these twenty thousand hand-made stitches in warm water and do not tumble dry"). Fastest I've ever made took six days each sock, that's two weeks of work for a pair. So what's reasonable to charge?
(No, I have no intention of selling Hubby's socks to the highest bidder, I'm just curious.)