I bought some of the Shepherds sock yarn by Lorna’s Laces (back in the day…when I was still ordering…) and I couldn’t BELIEVE the differnece in the feel of the socks than say–the , well, less pricey sock yarns I’d been using. They were SO soft and the yarn just almost knitted itself!! My daughter-in-law was so happy with them. I’d made her a pair of socks with some self-striping I’d found at Michael’s–can’t remember the name-think it was made by Lion Brand-but there was all the difference in the world. The LL socks were SO cuddly! I am working on a pair now from yarn I got from KnitPicks lasy year that is part cotton and part nylon–I didn’t think I’d like it at first, but it really does nicely and it’s stretchy–feels great, and will be cooler for summer. I LOVE knitting socks!!