They came together nicely, and passed the itchy test - I had no idea I had such delicate feet until I started knitting socks. There are so many that have ended up with my Mom because after wearing them for about 5 minutes I want to rip my feet off.
The sock yarn blanket continues to make slow progress - in heat of the summer I am somewhat loathe to drape myself in wool as I work on it, but it's growing:
I like working on it, because you can get a small square done in under 1/2 an hour - there's definitely something more gratifying about finishing one and cutting off the yarn than just going round and round on something that looks slightly bigger than when you started, but you can't tell for sure how much you've done. Instant gratification is definitely not over-rated!