It has been a while since I posted, so the answer is...BLOG. Several things to note...
I am nearly done with my 4th sock (I'm not nearly as fast as Shannon
Then I joined the Amazing Lace KAL. I've decided to make a wrap from the beautiful Sundara yarn my very cool fellow weheartyarners bought me for my birthday. It is the Aran Silky Merino in Twilight. I'm planning to modify the Branching Out scarf from knitty.com by doubling the lace pattern. I hope it is wide enough, but not too wide. I'm a bit concerned about having enough yarn to make the wrap long enough. After I finish the wrap I will switch Amazing Lace teammates to the Pomatomus socks, also from knitty.com.
Last week I traveled to Toronto Canada on official government business. (It was so official that I was issued my very own official passport (to Canada!), good only while traveling on government business.) While I was there, I found some time to visit a couple of LYSs. I was trying to figure out where the closest LYSs were one evening by going through the yellow pages. Finally, out of frustration I phoned one of them, hoping for a recording with more helpful info. It just so happened that the # I called was for Four Seasons Knitting, an online store. Despite the fact that it was 10:30 pm, the woman who runs the store answered her phone. She was very nice and suggested I go to Romni Wools, the largest yarn store in downtown Toronto.
Boy, was it big.
At Romni knits I found this beautiful silk and seacell yarn. This yarn is destined to be a lace shawl. I will knit it after I finish Pomatomus socks. Maybe I'll get it started before the end of the Amazing Lace :-)
NK had also suggested I find Lettuce Knit. I wasn't sure why she had the name of a LYS in Toronto on the tip of her tongue like that, but I looked it up, found that address, and visited it, too. (Turns out the Lettuce Knit sells Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarns, which answered my question about why NK knew the store.)
At Lettuce Knit I bought a beautiful skein of Vesper 100% merino wool from www.knitterlythings.com called "Strange Little Mama." It is a black, pink, and red colorway.
Finally...NK, I still think Matthew MacFadyen has it all over Colin Firth. Sorry. :-)