Hello! Thanks for the encouragement regarding my socks struggles. I made a New Year's resolution to master socks, and I have done so! Here are two pairs -- a mama bear size (for a teenager) and a baby bear size (for a 7 year old with skinny feet.) I followed Ann Budd's Knitter's Book of Patterns. They are going in the mail today. WooHoo! More socks to come for the next campaign.