I'm knitting up these plain old socks for my uncle. His father died on Monday night, and his birthday is next Monday. I was already in the process of knitting these for his birthday, but am trying to get them done faster. Nothing says 'I'm thinking of you' like a pair of handknit cashmere socks.
But it's KILLING me to knit on them. knitknitknitknitknit. Sigh. But, he isn't the kind of guy for cabled socks or brightly colored socks, so we work with what we can!