I placed the Florence back on Ian to see if it would fit. It fits perfectly, which means by the time I finish the front (probably a month), it won't fit. So, I think it is a no go for Florence, which is a shame because it was comming out really pretty.
Here are the socks I was talking about. I just finished the toe of the second sock. I am using some cheap merino wool from China that I got from Ebay a long time ago. It is harsh to the touch but when you wash it (it is machine washable), it gets really soft.