Remember when I said I was trying really hard not to cast on socks before June? Yeah, I failed. I decided to challenge myself to see if I could finish these in less than two weeks, and I succeeded. These got finished up over the long weekend. I used some really decadent merino-cashmere-nylon yarn from Turtlepurl Yarns.
I experimented with using 2.5 mm needles instead of my usual 2.25 mm ones. The socks are slightly bigger than I would prefer, but they’re still functional. More importantly, they really flew off the needles. Most likely I will be using those when I make socks for the spouse, since it will let me make them more quickly and without having to go up to 72 stitches. Sure, they might wear out a little sooner, but I can always make new ones!