Via Jo (who has been writing from time to time about her knitting) I've started reading Casaubon's Book. This old entry, on her knitting forbears, and on how the author started knitting again as an adult, just blew me away -- a moment of living fully in the complications of someone else's past (instead of the complications of my own, which are becoming all-consuming again).
Meanwhile I've got startitis and have bought too much yarn online etc. etc. I was going to bitch about Firestarter -- why, especially, is it written for only one size, namely, TINY, at least at my gauge, when it would have been pretty easy to include modifications for a 66 or 72 stitch start -- but then Yarnissima herself caught my project up at Ravelry, and asked to include it among the many lovelies knitted by others on the pattern page, and my annoyance melted away. That's my blurry orange thing up there on display!
(This is even the bad side, the one where I made even more mistakes in my bumpy bumpy bumpy twisted stitches.)
The yarn is Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop, handspun by happy (I hope) elves. I love it to tears -- and yet, the little devil on my shoulder keeps complaining about the orange thing. That was all they had left by the time I made it to the site, see.