A while ago I asked her to try some ankle socks. I like ankle socks best and these are my current favs - they arrived in the mail yesterday. Each pair is made from different yarn she picks up from every wool shop she finds on her and Dad's travels...I've got blends of soy, silk, cotton, wool and even some wacky stuff called 'chitin' made from crab shells (check it out, it's for real....really!). I can tell you that particular yarn is called Tofutsies because I actually bought that skein at my LYS.
Unfortunately the porcelain tiles in my hallway and kitchen wreak havoc on my precious socks, so I'll be taking a few pairs home for repair this summer. Mom has started a new heel style (see the picture) that is supposed to be longer-wearing.
If you're a knitter and you want more info, I know nothing. I just wear 'em people.