Blood orange socks
Majes took one look at this yarn and instantly claimed it as his future socks. In fact he promptly took a picture of the skein (below) to post to the internet so the announcement would be official. It turns out that he is an excellent hand-knit sock recipient. (At which point I realize his first pair are not blogged yet, oops!) So I didn't mind at all knitting him another pair, even if he does have giant feet.
I admit I was more than a little touched later, when I realized that Majes had planned on wearing these hand-knits as part of his outfit for his wedding reception. (They totally coordinated as he was dressed all in red and white and looked splendid.)
I made this pair with heel-flap, unlike the first pair that had a short row heel. Majes hasn't reported a significant difference from his perspective, but these seem like they fit the shape of his foot a little bit better to me.
I knit these cuff down and was really nervous that I would not have enough in the end. It was close, but there was just enough with about two yards to spare. Close call!