In the past two days, I cast on and knit the 'leg' and heel portions of the first sock in a pair of ankle socks that will be a birthday present next month. I have to be careful who I knit them near, though, because the yarn is a very vibrant purple. And in this family, purple means DD1. It has been her favorite color since she was old enough to declare a favorite. So, you see, if she happened to be here visiting (such as from Friday through Monday afternoon), I could not possibly work on these socks. Because they are purple. And as soon as she saw me knitting with purple yarn, she would know I am knitting something for her. And then there would be no birthday surprise.
The pattern is Dottie Sock II. It will have a picot edge on in when I'm done, not the rolled edge it looks like it currently has. I am knitting it on size 2 dpns, since DD1 has 'manly'--aka wide/thick-- feet and ankles (and the pair of Rosamond socks I made her for Christmas on size 1s were a bit tight she said). The yarn is Knit Picks Comfy (cotton) and feels like it should have plenty of stretch to fit DD1 comfortably. And, being ankle socks, I will definitely get them finished in time for her birthday in early July!