This was a cheap knit as I already had some practice yarn in the stash (sometimes I think it's ALL practice yarn). It's just a wool/acrylic blend - not even sure why I had it - probably it was on sale is what I'm thinking. Impulse yarn. Still, it has a nice home now - very soft and squishy. I'm curious to see how these will look after a round in the washer/dryer. Another good reason for a test knit. These would make excellent hiking socks (you know, if I hiked) or maybe a pair of cozy bed socks. That's where I was sporting them last night since I finished them right around midnight.