The whole family wondered – knowing my aversion to pinks and purples – why my nephew was giving me a skein of purple yarn for Christmas! It turns out that, Baltimore Ravens fan that he is, he had an ulterior motive – he wanted me to knit him Ravens purple socks to go with the Ravens purple hat I’d just given him for Christmas. That’s what I’ve been working on for the past week – fastest I’ve ever made a pair of socks, too. Not having him here to try them on, I may end up re-knitting them – and what I thought was black for the top stripe is actually a very dark navy blue, so I may end up redoing that anyway. But until he can try them on, I’m going to call them finished.