Thank you for the suggestions on the lone sock - I gave my friend the gift with a tag and let her stroke the sock briefly before telling her the bad news that not only had I been able to give her only one sock - but that she had to hand that one sock back. I decided to make sure she had something to keep though. Meet Bernice.
Poor Bernice is a little wonky because her birth was a busy affair - carried around the house while dinner was being prepared, baths done, and children (somehow I ended up with 3) attended to - a stitch made here, a stitch there, and all within an hour of leaving for the birthday dinner. I am not particularly good at forward planning, yes really.
I have a new problem though. My suspicion that a skein of Colinette jitterbug was not quite enough for a pair of socks like these was confirmed by the all knowing knitting guru at a wonderful Brown Owls get together this afternoon.
In anticipation of this yesterday I did put out a plea on Ravelry and wrote to a couple of people with this in their stash. So far nothing. Plan B is for mismatched socks with the second to have a contrasting heel and toe. I may do this to the toe of the first at least in the pretence of consistency.
I am going to put it out here too - I need about 20g of Jitterbug in Wasabi Squeeze. Anyone? Anyone?????