I love how hand knit socks last FOREVER! But it's not literally forever so I post whenever a pair comes to their end.
I knit these in 2008 as I was knitting my way through all the different sock heels in the book. The yarn is SWTC TOFUtsies made from 50% superwash wool, 25% soy silk,
22.5% cotton, 2.5% chitin (made from shrimp and crab shells!).
Photo evidence that is really was 2008 this pair is the second photo, they have faded a bit over the last 9 years.
Sock made from this yarn are wonderfully soft and cool. They make the best gym socks. However, the yarn is very thin and a little splity so I don't love knitting it. I can't bare to throw these socks away since that hole is from 3 stitches snapping and it should be an easy mending job. However, I know myself and it's unlikely they will ever get mended.