Well, finished the second Opal handpainted sock today. I must say, I preferred it in the skein than I do now it's knitted - it's mostly orange, purple and blue, which wasn't obvious. Oh well, I'm sure they'll grow on me - I wasn't too keen on the Unbiased bag when it was first washed - it's hairier than a muppet now - but it has definitely grown on me.
Hint for the "scandinavian cast-off" - K2tog is not the same as P2tog and produces a tighter cast off. No, I dunno why either!