Thanks Jan for your helpful suggestion. I love the moccasin sock slippers but perhaps there is something simpler for me to look at?
I've only ever knit plain socks.
I'm having problems with my thyroid which leave me quite stupid so easier is better... thanks.
Thank you too, GrumpyGramma... I have been knitting with worsted yarn and its 100% acrylic.... do you think I might have better luck with wool?
I've also knit him socks with worsted and sock yarn held together as I knit... they look lovely but it didn't seem to help the sock's longevity.
Anyway, I'm completely stumped and I'm wondering if there isn't some kind of magic yarn I haven't tried yet...