Good sock yarns - wool and cotton blends - have been calling to me. I've been online window shopping, checking out all the pretty colors. They're pricey though, I'd spend more on yarn for a single pair than I've ever paid for a six-pack of machine-made cotton socks. Still, I hear them ... "I'll be sooo soft on your feet! I'm so sturdy, you'll be wearing me for years! Just look at all these colors! You'll have so much fun knitting me!"