The socks with the intricate cable pattern are complete. They took the entire skein of yarn. Only about 6 little grams of yarn remain. I've never knit a pair of socks that took so much yarn! They have been renamed to Epic Socks.
Yarn: Bugga! in the colourway Juniper Hairstreak
Also, while wearing these socks and wandering a creek with a girlfriend, he encountered a strange man who told them about the elves that lived in the hollow, showed them the mystical faery tree, and read his past lives and named him brother.