I don't think I will be using Madeline Tosh yarns again for socks. I diligently used those tiny ones and knitted and knitted and knitted some more , but I don't have the look I want with this yarn. It is a beautiful color, but somehow it does not look like I want the socks to. Now this Opal is a treat; the color patterns will be interesting when I get farther along in the sock. This is fun. Why else knit socks? For fun and for love.