Meanwhile, the Lion Brand Magic Stripes socks that I've had since 2008 and have indeed machine-washed in the past but now I hand-wash them, do not pill at all. In fact, after nearly 4 years of wearing and washing they have no signs of wear. That yarn is indestructible...so why Lion discontinued it, I'll never know.
I started Sock 2 of 12 (February) a little early, but I did promise that sock name and month knit during would not match up. I decided to make another pair of bed socks but this time in worsted wool and with more negative ease. I've chosen the Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Smoothie and size 4 needles. Pattern is Stansfield 30 from More Sensational Knitted Socks. I've never before made a sock for myself that only used 50 stitches around.
Dale starts back at school tomorrow. As of right now I have the week off. Maybe I'll get February done during it.