This past Sunday, Birds of a Feather (a local yarn shop), had a Super Bowl Sale...my stash was enhanced. I purchased Bulky Cascade for a sweater, Berroco Bonsai (a bamboo yarn) for a shawl and short sleeve summer cardi and 3 skeins of Odyssey (100% merino by Reynolds) for fingerless glove gifts.
The Odyssey was calling for me to knit a pair of Evangelines (a pattern in the January issue of MagKnits http://magknits.com ), so I put my socks aside and went at it. I must say, they are lovely!
The first picture was taken with a flash and picks up the colors much better; while the second picture was taken without the flash and shows off the pattern.