I finished the socks. I don't know the brand of the yarn, but it is sportweight, lightgrey with some tweed. I had stashed this for several years now. These are going to be a christmas present. I have enough yarn left-over to knit the outdoorman's cuff. But first I'll first ask the one who gets these if he likes to have an extra cuff. It isn't very wild over here, so no little creatures who wants to get in your boots.
This cuff is also a good idea for socks for ice skating. Unfortunally there aren't really cold winters anymore overhere in The Netherlands for the last ten years But we keep hoping.