Click on the thumbnail to see the colors properly - it's a gorgeous mostly-green-with-hints-of-blue, and the stranded stitch pattern breaks up the little mini-stripes that you can see in the stockinette. This particular pattern has a shallower heel than I prefer, but I guess different people have different feet.
I tend to have a project for work, to knit during once-a-week meetings. But an hour a week is pretty slow going, so eventually I take it on vacation or home or something and finish it. Which is good for not feeling like a very slow knitter, but kind of silly for "having something to work on at work".