Thank you, crocee. I really appreciate you saying that. Your hubby also knows they were handmade for his feet. I can't think of much that says, "I love you. You are very important and special to me." the way hand knitted socks do.
My feet don't care that the heel pattern is messed up on one heel. My legs don't care that the rib increases going up to my knees could look better. They are warm and cozy. I know how sick I was while I was working on them. It's a wonder I got them done already.
You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.