Finally I have something finished to show off. These are plain "vanilla" socks in brilliant yarn from an etsy shop, called Trailing Clouds,
Bright yellow socks next I think.
Stop Press: Since posting I have found out that the yarn dyer is now selling at http://trailingclouds.bigcartel.com/ and that she has a blog at Trailing Clouds of Gloria where she pre-releases pictures of the colours she is selling. I will be watching out for updates (despite the fact that I do not need more sock yarn - if I keep telling myself that the truth of it might sink in sometime).