Wool-o-phobes look away now!
DH is now wearing more hand-knitted socks - here's a pair of dark brown ones that I call Choc Block Socks:
The felted bag came out so well that I used some more of the itchy yarn to make another, larger one. The smaller one nests inside it when not in use.
And on Ravelry I spotted a snail knitted by this blogger, and made a similar item -
You will note the realism of the beady eyes, and of the button-off shell.