I made these socks for my hubby to wear to bed (gave them to him for Yule). I got the yarn at a thrift store and, get this, the wrapper had a price of $0.44 on each of the skeins! Ugly though they are, they do keep his feet warm. This is my first pair of socks and the most surprising thing to me was that they relaxed so much after washing. I should have made them two inches smaller!