I'm making this a separate post--Typepad was acting a bit weird and I didn't want to lose the last post and have to start over.
I am working on a grown-up sock for a change. I order Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush and got inspired to bring out the tiny DPN's. The yarn is Knitpicks Essential. My first experience with this yarn has been so-so. The price was right, the color is very nice, but the yarn doesn't seem very soft. The swatch didn't feel much softer after washing, but we'll see how they turn out, I guess.
This particular pattern is the Lichen Ribbed sock. I'm just starting the heel flap, so still have quite bit of knitting ahead. Now, I'm off for some morning shopping at Wild Oats and the not-that-local LYS.