These socks were not knit by me. They were a gift from a friend to whom I had given the yarn. The yarn gift was not because I was nice, but because the yarn was hexed and trying to drive me crazy. Despite my lack of genuinely generous intent, I was lucky and gifted with gorgeous socks. It pays to have nice friends, huh?
The shoes are cheap K-Mart specials. I bought them several years ago to wear in the rain. Now I wear them in the snow. Not that it snowed today. I wore 'em just because. If you look closely you'll see that at some point Dogeralla decided to have her way with the lace on my right shoe. She didn't totally chew it though, so I can still wear them in semi-polite company.