Hooray, I just finished my first pair of Gryffindor socks out of my Charmed Knits book. This pattern was a little different from the one I normally use, but it was generally easy to follow. I really like the slip-knit technique to reinforce the heel. My son wants a pair now, and I think I have just enough Dale UII yarn left over to whip him up a pair. If not, the yarn is only about $7 a skein through Patternworks. I think I'll take a crack at the "animal crackers hat" next!