Ugh - I've been knitting this beautiful cranberry sock yarn for hours. I go around (and around and around) and it's still only about an inch of ribbing. At this point, I'm thinking about casting off and making it a bracelet.
Or a cat collar.
Speaking of cat...
This is the infamous cat sweater of http://www.myoverstuffedroom.com/ notoriety.
And this is a knitted mouse which I have no excuse for. It was just fun. Please do not attempt to analyze any knitting project.
Back to the socks... I visited a LYS last week, and the staff there was just SO excited about socks. I was gifted the sock yarn above - or cat collar yarn, take your pick - so to see sock yarn for sale at $10.95/ball was disturbing... And one errant toss into the washer... well, we'll just say that I don't quite get it.
And if that isn't bad enough, I made a very bad decision and touched some yarn hanging there that was ... well, it defies description in softness. Happened to check out the label - it was cashmere. And $36.95. My yarn mentor didn't bat an eye and told me about some yarn that costs so much more than that, I think you need to declare it on your homeowners insurance.
If I listen hard enough, I think that cashmere yarn is calling me. I may have to visit it again soon.