On another topic. I can't quite remember how long ago I finished my "Monkeys", but it's not that long and I'd be surprised if I've washed them more than two or three times. That being the case I was a bit taken aback to compare them to the Dublin Bay Socks that I'm currently knitting from the same yarn; Cherry tree Hill Supersock, Fall Foliage.
I only use Ecover washing liquid which doesn't contain bleach, but the socks have faded terribly. Not impressed Cherry Tree Hill!!!