I have a friend who just gave me a bag of yarn. She's not a knitter, but has seen some of my knitting.
She got a bunch of yarn, and thought it would be great if I'd knit her a pair of socks in return for whatever is left of this year, plus a bunch in the bag (variety of stuff).
Anyway..the yarn is Reynold's Rapture
It's 50% wool and 50% silk....and bulky, to boot. When she was first describing it, she read the gauge and I told her most likely, if she wanted socks she needed to think slipper socks, or maybe some hiking type socks.
But now that I see the yarn, is silk/wool....IF she wanted slipper socks or whatever one MIGHT be able to make with this yarn....would it wear out pretty quickly?
My plan is to discourage her from the sock plan, and go for something more suitable like a scarf or wrap.
But do I need to put my foot down and say, "no," because it's just not suitable for any kind of sock? (leaving aside the question of why one would want to use perfectly good silk/wool for socks!