My yarn arrived in short order but I am currently in the middle of a sanction that I gave myself. I started a shawl for a neighbor in the spring and some how those lazy days of summer got in my way. She watched my dog for me when I was visiting my oldest son and family in TX way back in March so I have to finish before I start these socks. Things should go fast now autumn has arrived. speaking of Autumn, look at the color of the yarn. It's Trekking XXL from Germany. I love the way it squishes. I also have some reservations about the pattern. I have never done a toe up sock and it looks like this might not be the best one to start on..Oh well, it looks like I have lots of people to give assistance. I love the yarns I am seeing and can hardly wait to see the finished products.