Thanks for the info, Sandy, I was going to look it up but now I don't have to. That's really nice! The pair I made used a little less than 1 ball of the Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, I think it's super bulky too. My hands complained a lot because I was knitting so tight but that's what makes them so comfy. The people I have in mind to knit for don't use wool because of allergies and machine wash and dry is a must.
You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.