I had some Bartlett's "Natural" that just kept screaming at me to be balled from the skein and then knit.
Apparently, it wanted to become socks.
So, using Elizabeth Zimmermann's "Moccasin Socks" pattern as a guide, I decided to make them my own.
The green wool that makes the bottoms is an 80-20 hybrid of wool to nylon -- and the very name of it is called "Yarn For Sox" -- made specifically strong. So, since I still had quite a bit of that laying about, I might as well have used it.
I really like them -- yes, indeed, they're for ME! I haven't knit for m'self in so long, and so, these were just for me. I like the way they turned out, however, I think I prefer keeping the cuffs turned up and worn around my calves, they're warm and comfortable, and seem to hold around much better than regular ribbing.
Turned down, they look like the legwarmers of the '80s and it would make me think I should be in a large empty room on the floor pivoting on my butt kicking my legs furiously in the air in front of three strangers to the tune of "What A Feeling" !