I have 'em. No blisters on mah fingers; just calluses. I"ve been switching between Pup's socks, the ones that look like fruit salad, and the lacy beret. The third repeat of the 8-row pattern for the hat is upon me, so it's nearly decision time: Stop at 3 repeats, for a wide beret? or continue with the 4th repeat (ala Abby's hat) for a slouchier version?