Well, I'm still upset about Shannon's diagnosis, but she has been feeling good and has even been needing to go out less often. Not sure if it is the special food, the medication or just wishful thinking, but I'm going with it. Those not familiar with my scatterbrain hobbies have probably wondered why there are a bunch of knitting blogs in my sidebar and I have never mentioned knitting. I don't knit. Actually, I do, but I am a total beginner. Haven't even figured out the purl stitch, yet. I'm fascinated with reading about what other, more experienced, knitters are doing, however. I do this with hobbies that I want to get into - I immerse myself hoping that it will rub off and I will become a true enthusiast. Doesn't always work. A year or so ago it was beading. I like beading. I have acquired some beading supplies. I had a subscription to a beading magazine. I loved looking at the finished projects, thinking about what it would be like to actually make some of those things. I completed exactly one beading project and now my attention has wandered. Anyway, today I went to A.C. Moore (there's one in Carle Place, for those on Long Island, that I had no idea was there)and wandered through the yarn and needlework section. A ball of self-striping sock yarn caught my eye. So I picked it up and a packet of the required double-pointed needles. Do you think I can make a sock? How about two? We'll see. I have one question, though. Why is it that most patterns that call for double-pointed needles require five needles and then they are sold in packages of four? I had this problem when I made my first project on DPNs and it drove me crazy. I forgot about that when I was in the store and only bought one package of needles. Now along with trying to figure out a sock pattern, I'm also going to have to keep track of what stitches are on which needle. I'm thinking this sock will probably never actually get done.