Here are my finished "Nanners" socks from the July KAL. I have enough yarn left to make a pair of booties, but no girl babies in my life. Only little boys!
I like the Louet Gems. I have a few solid colors, now, too. They'll be good for some of the "gansey" patterns. (For you non-knitters, that is just a textured sort of pattern, not lace.)