I like it when people request specific DIY things, because that means they will definitely love and wear them. When I take a guess at what people might want, I worry that they won't wear the gift or use it.
Pattern: Waffle Rib Sock by Carolyn (Jill) FerneauYarn: Malabrigo Sock in Fresco Y Seco
I decided to go with a superwash after making my dad a pair of socks a few years ago that were NOT superwash. He didn't want to handwash them, so he machine washed them and they got all fuzzy. He says he still wears them (not sure I believe that!), but from now on I'm only gifting superwash socks.
Lately I've been really digging the Eye of Partridge-style heel. It's the heel where you alternate the slipped stitch on each row, and it creates this cool texture.
I'm still working on a few other late Christmas gift stragglers. Sigh. How about you?