I received a surprise gift (the best kind!) from my mother in the mail today. Hand knit Finnish socks! My mother is not Finnish but didn't she do a great job? They fit perfectly and are so pretty and toasty. I love the pattern. If I still lived in Vancouver I could wear them with my Birkenstocks out in public. But as I'm in the Maritimes, you'll have to come to my house to witness that combination.