The Surf socks are finished. Cue the requisite blurry BlackBerry photo:
Pattern: Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Stephanie Pearl-Mcphee, following basic construction rather than stripes/intarsia bells and whistles
Yarn: Wendy Happy 4 ply in Surf
Lovely soft, drapy yarn and with a much tighter ply than I had feared when casting on. The 2 x 2 rib cuff is a little too loose, especially because the yarn is very smooth - it almost seems mercerised - so future socks will be back to 1 x 1. A small mishap in following the instructions to decrease for the toe at the gusset, making it very short, but it doesn't seem to affect the fit and I managed to make exactly the same mistake on each sock, so at least they match.