Last week on the studio tour one of my very good customers bought a few skeins of sock yarn. She had never knit socks but her daughter had sent her a pattern. Today, one week later, I stopped by her house and she had finished her first pair of socks, and they're tall socks, none of this ankle stuff I usually make. I'm impressed. She said they were great sleeping socks and she'd even figured out a way to hand wash them. She wore them into the shower this morning! Nice and clean and layed out to dry. I'd have never thought about it, but why not?