I'm working on these socks for Tim--the yarn is a kind of thick yarn that is half merino and half alpaca (yum). It isn't superwash so that means we've got to be careful about felting, but since these look like rag wool socks I'm guessing we'll remember.
The yarn is so thick I can do a sock Tim's size with only 48 stitches, which makes me very happy.
I have a pretty bad case of startitis with too many things on the needles right now. But all mindless stuff which is good since it is that 'knit mindless stuff' time in the term.