I finished the purple socks on Sunday night! I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. They're soft and cushy and VERY stretchy, which is good since I was trying to knit them to fit someone I've never met. It was touch and go there for a while whether I'd have enough yarn to finish the second toe ... I ended up Russian join-ing the still-attached leftover yarn from the first sock onto the second one halfway through the toe shaping, and then cutting the remainder exactly in half to kitchener the toes shut. There was not a single inch of leftover yarn!
I'm meeting up with the recipient's mom between church services next Sunday. I hope they're as pleased with them as I am!