Two packages arrived today, full of good stuff.
First package was a book I ordered from Yes Asia in Hong Kong - a sock book, but not just a sock book, a sock book in Japanese: Hand-Knitted Socks 手編みのソックス by Toshiyuki Shimada 嶋田俊之. This book is for a Sock Summit class called Explore Shimada's Socks. I plan to translate at least part of it; my Japanese has gotten pretty rusty so this will be good practice.
The other package is the first installment of a sock yarn club from The Unique Sheep called Sip 'n Stitch for Tea Drinkers. It contained:
• a skein of Pashmi sock yarn, "Marquise Grey" (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon)
• a packet of tea, "Marquise Grey" from SerendipiTea
• a tea mug sporting the Unique Sheep logo
The sock yarn feels so-o-o soft. Must ponder carefully what socks to knit with it.