|I swear, there are two socks here. Really.|
He's always liked just plain black in clothing anyway, but of course an LDS mission requires dark, solid colors for most everything. (Except: white shirts, and almost anything for ties.)
I had to work on these in really good light, or I couldn't manage the cables. (Not that you can actually see them here. Just trust me.) But they were worth it.
Casting on another pair later today. His packing list says he should bring 2-3 prs of winter wool socks!