to buy superwash sock yarn! I love cashmere blends, alpaca blends, merino blends, but hate hand washing. There socks sat in a neglected pile all summer waiting to be hand washed. Did them today as the days are starting to get cooler. unfortunately, 2 of the 3 pair I knit this summer are NOT super wash! Luckily I can wear each par 2-3 times before they have to be washed.