I've decided to knit the second sock using 2 circulars and see if they take as long......I do love dpns (one of the few, I guess) but since I'm no longer intimidated by socks on circulars, I'll see how it goes and report back once I post a picture of the completed 'pair'.
I've also started a Norwegian color pullover for one of my grandsons for Christmas (yes, I've begun early, knowing my past 'rush-rush' deadlines). I will be following EZ's directions from her Knitting Workshop which by the way is available at Schoolhouse Press. I love this book and the great patterns in it which aren't always fully explained to a dyed in the wool (pardon the pun), line by line dependent knitter such as myself. However, EZ always strove to empower knitters to think things through on their own to a certain extent. When this fails me, I call Schoolhouse Press and ask away. They are all so helpful there that my questions are soon answered.
I've also just begun a Christmas stocking for my newest grandson and I'm using Meg Swansen's 'Eli's Stocking' pattern, available at SP also. I am tweaking the pattern a bit though, starting out with the basic knit 2, purl 2, ribbing followed by a plain section for the name. I'm using the 2 ply jumper weight, Jamieson & Smith yarn available at SP as well. Right now there's not enough progress for a picture but as soon as there is something to see, I'll post it here.
The weather here has been extremely hot but even so, with much watering, I leave you with a couple of colorful, lovely pictures to brighten your day.