Since we can't live there, let's fondle the stash enhancement acquired. From the top clockwise: The Sock Summit 2011 bag, a braid of Polwarth Rare Gems from Blue Moon, a self-striping no repeat cake of yarn from Sophie's Toes, a fiber sampler pack from Woolgatherings, a skein of sock yarn from Mountain Colors in Red Tailed Hawk; and a monster skein of over a pound of yarn from Newton's.
I didn't take any knitting with me to Sock Summit. I know from experience that I don't get any knitting done, no matter how simple and straightforward the pattern is. After working on the Big Blue Thing, I was in the mood for big yarn, big needles, and a fast project. Harmonia's Rings to the rescue!
Sivia Harding is a genius with this pattern; it goes fast, it's just challenging enough to be interesting without being too difficult, and it knits up fast. I finished this one in 4 days. It's soaking in the sink right now. But I have to decide whether to keep it or put it in the Christmas Present box. Well, maybe I could wear it just once or twice.