I just finished these tonight, but they have been on my needles for quite some time. The plan at the moment is to give them to my landlord. Jon and I have lived at the farm for four and a half years and are now finally buying our own house. Socks aren't much of a thanks-for-four-years gift, but I know they'll be appreciated.
For Christmas I always made them something. Last year I made them a Christmas-themed quilt. It would have made more sense to save the quilt for a thank you gift, but I didn't realize at the time Jon and I would find a house so soon! So these will go to Jim and I will go yarn shopping tomorrow to find the perfect yarn for Marilynn. Huzzah! A perfect reason to go to the local yarn shop!
The PDF pattern for these socks, which use only knit and purl stitches, is on Ravelry as Pillars and Ladders.