Well, I didn't ignore it. It would have been impossible to ignore it staring at me balefully. But I did work on other things yesterday- I had yarn on hand for one of the sock book reknits, so I made good progress on that, and then I decided to finish the Mitered Square socks.
I love how these came out (even though they're too big for me)- it was more of a process-knit, an experiment to see if the notion would work at all, so the fact that they don't fit me is irrelevant (and I have someone with that size feet and a whimsical outlook, who will get them for Christmas). These were great fun to make, and a very good use for leftover bits and pieces of sock yarn (of which I have a never ending supply). I made the pair match (right down to the striping on the sole), but totally mismatching socks would be a hoot (to knit, and to wear).
Mitered Square Sock Stats: 36, 21 stitch mitered squares per sock, size 2 (2.75mm) needles, about 100 gr of assorted sock yarn leftover bits.
I do believe that I am going to make a pair for myself, out of Twisted Netherfield yarn (the colorway I wanted the most). This particular yarn base is Arial, which is finer than what I often use for socks (I like heavier fingering weight a bit better), and I got it in a trade (wahoo!- this stuff is devilishly hard to come by, especially this colorway). It's a mutating variegate, meaning that green and pink mottled color bands gradually fade into each other. I think this yarn will make a smashing pair of mitered square socks (though making them match exactly might be difficult. I don't think I'll worry about it). I'll use Size 1 needles, and I suspect that the same 21 stitch squares will work perfectly for my size (shoe 7-8).
I will work on the sweater this evening. I promise.
Olympic Comment of the Day: It's so nice of swimsuit designers to outline all those interesting body parts, makes them (the body parts, not the swimsuit designers) so much easier for us to spot.