This is the second pair of socks I have done. It took me about a month per sock. These were made a little bigger than my foot, because they were destined for the gift exchange at the family reunion in July of 2002. If someone with bigger feet than me got them, they would fit fine. If someone with smaller feet, they would just need to throw them in the wash on hot and they would felt down about 40%. My future father-in-law won them, but as he is allergic to wool, my future mother-in-law gets to wear them. She has small feet, so they should turn into nice fluffy slippers for her.
This is also done in the Mammen stitch