I was on vacation during the deadline for the firecracker socks, so mine are not finished. I just wanted to let you all know that yours look fantastic. I was also very sad to see that Sockamania will be ending with the August socks. I have loved being a part of the group for the last six months, and I appreciate all the time that you put in for us. I have learned so much since the beginning of the year: toe up, cuff down, heel flap, short row heel, inserted heel, plus all the beautiful stitches (new to me) that Tama has added into her patterns. I am now a confidant sock knitter, and I can say without a doubt that it's because of the help I received from Sockamania.