I'm having a hard time getting a picture that accurately shows the colors but this is close. Just imagine it a little bit brighter.
I'm halfway through the second sock and will probably finish it tomorrow. I don't normally block socks, but I'll definitely block these, just for presentation sake when I give them away. The next time I try this pattern I'm going to see what it looks like without any purl stitches, only knit and YO's.
Oh, I also copied you, Faythe. I was thinking about Interweave Knits and everything you brought up. After some research, I decided to get it too. I'm looking forward to my first edition! After Christmas I plan on knitting something other than socks, maybe IK will inspire me!