Sherry is going on sabbatical, so everyone gave her socks as a surprise send-off prezzie.
Not to be out of step (har) I made Sherry small sabbatical Socktoberfest socks. They're a longitudinal pair, siblings rather than identical or fraternal twins, and a reminder that her sabbatical spans from turning leaves to flying snow. They're small for ease in packing. Those are holiday M&Ms for scale. VK has an article on nano-knitting, truly amazing work. These are more like ordinary garden variety mini-knitting.
Sherry keeps saying she's going to dye her hair pink. Halloween – or sabbatical – would be a good time to do so. Failing that, there's always the expedient of a Hallowig. It's worked in October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month pink, of course.
Megan Reardon's Hallowig pattern is a fun, fast knit. It's also an excellent way to practice three sock techniques – 1s2c knitting, right-slanted decreases, and left-slanted decreases – plus sl st edging and three-needle bind off. I consider it an honorary Socktoberfest sock. (See yet more Hallowigs from last year's KAL.)
As for the sabbatical grrl, well, she shrieked. I think that means she liked her prezzies.