I finished the socks made 2-at-a-time, washed and blocked. This yarn is super nice for the price: Patons Kroy Jacquards. After their soak in Eucalan, they softened up quite a bit and will be a joy to wear. They came out so nice that I will put them away for a gift occasion, or if I want to gift myself! I deserve it, don't you think! It was so nice not suffering second sock syndrome with this method and finished both at once. I definitely will use this technique again. The real trick was to use a marker on sock # 1 as a landmark.