This was the nicest yarn I'd ever tried until that point, gifted through a swap, and I will sorely miss the socks:
I've patched them and loved them as long as I could. Now, one has a hole in one heel, an almost-hole in the other heel, and both are about to become holey right around the patches as well. Time to let go; doesn't make it easy. Goodbye my friend, you will be missed!