Here are the finished socks, started way back when. Again, the light tonight was leaving a bit to be desired, but I think you can tell that this is indeed a finished pair of socks. It is just a bit hard to see the lace-pattern-thing going on.
However, I think you can see the cool wrapped stitches here. I wasn't too sure about them at first, and am not sure I would put them all the way around the cuff again, but I do like how they turned out. Jessi, I promise they didn't turn out to be as hard to do as we thought and I think you would like them. I promise, they grow on you after awhile.
Other general updates/answers to questions. Yes the birds do come to the feeder above Oribel's head while she is hanging out under it. No, I have never seen them in the birdbath while she is under/next to that. Tonight a bird was very daring and was in the ground feeder for quite awhile with her just across the gravel area. I am not so sure that the rabbits are daring, but I do think they know the strength of their back legs. Seriously, if she tried to take on one of those rabbits, I think I would be making an emergency vet run. I've been kicked and bit by rabbits plenty in my life and I am fairly certain they are stronger than she is. I think they know it too and just enjoy torturing her. Plus they would probably leave her covered with fleas and she would bring those into the house. (Wonder if I could get someone to come help me flea bomb the house if she catches one?)
Tomorrow is the day I will be wading through airport security in The Cities to get Mr. A. So either tomorrow or Sunday I will be able to let you all know if his sweater fits. (I am sure it will go on him, it is really an issue of how much ease it has, vs. how much he wants.)