I took a good long while on these socks and not for any particular reason. Well, they were knitted on tiny needles and are dark so not so easy to see except in bright daylight, but to be honest, I'm just a lazy knitter. Rav notes tell me I started these last May, probably intended for Papaloo's August birthday, but they languished until Valentine's Day 2012. Ouch.
The yarn is a superwash wool with nylon -- if there's anything I like less than knitting socks, it's darning them -- in a fun tweedy color and the aforementioned tiny needles ranged from 1.5 on the body, 0 on the heel and gusset, and 1 on the foot, mostly to spare myself from knitting them just on the 0s. Pure laziness.
But he likes them and swears he will wear them with care, i.e. not without shoes around the house and not with his heel-eating Bean Boots.
Double pinky-swear promise, right, dear?