Finally got back to this after a long delay. I met lots of nice new people at Stitch n Bitch in Double Dutch in Edinburgh. I had started the Lana Grossa socks that morning and made good progress. I kept at it and got them finished late the following Friday night (6 days later!) in time for my husband's return from his skiing trip. They only had 6 casualties! Three legs, 2 wrists and a rib.