I didn't manage to finish the socks. I managed to kitchener one toe up almost completely before I realised I was doing it at a 90% angle to how I should be........like I grafted the left half of the sock to the right half instead of the top to the bottom. ((sigh)) so I had to rip that out and redo it. Then I found the socks are too small for me, just a touch. I guess they will become christmas presents for someone!
I am working on another quickie gift item for my brother, something more portable than the larger multi-piece project I started the other day. I'm trying to use up some stash yarn to make more space, and this will use up most of one ball anyways.