First off the blocks, my FIL's thumping great feet will be well-clad in his favourite team's colours (he's a lovely bloke, but it just about broke me to make him Bulldogs socks!).
Pattern: Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Patonyle, hand-dyed by me in royal blue, with contrast heel and toe in off-white Patonyle.
They took forever, partly because they are so damn big, and partly because we were moving house, so knitting time was at a premium (I know, I know, what were we thinking, moving house at the holidays? Never again!!!)
Pattern: Fancy Silk Sock for a Child of 5 or 6 Years, also from KVS by Nancy Bush.
Yarn: Collinette Jitterbug in colourway "Mist".
These were a lovely, easy, quick knit; simple enough for TV knitting after a long day of unpacking, but interesting enough to keep my brain alive. Also, I had bloggy-friend visitors while I was working on these, so they were good for showing off a bit (ooh, did I say that out aloud?).