I do believe I've fallen down the sock-yarn-scrap-blanket rabbit hole. The very unfortunate thing is that, while I have a modestly small stash of sock yarn, I rarely actually knit socks, which means that the "scrap pile" is... well, there you see it! That's all of my Hundertwasser scraps, and some Fleece Artist Casbah -in-waiting. I have quite a bit of solid-color, dark turquoise, vintage sock yarn that I bought at an estate sale some time ago, and I think I shall try designing something with this as the center, that as a more textural background. Honestly, I was not liking this little square much at first and nearly gave it up, but I'm glad I kept going because I really love it! It makes me happy to look at it.
The Noro Kureyon Sock was purchased last night at Iris Fine Yarns. I stopped in last week, at the start of their sale, and left empty-handed but with plenty to ponder. The Lorna's Laces has been hanging in my stash for quite some time... um, since 2006, when I won it in the contest for the Letter "I" in the original ABC-Along. I'd link, but I'm having some difficulty with the internet at the moment.
Anyway, I returned to Iris last night and, besides the Noro, also purchased a half-dozen balls of Rowan Calmer in a few shades for a stealth project, a ball of Phoenix Soy Silk (because I've never and I'd like to), and two hanks of Noro Cash Iroha because I want 198 yds of Heaven (Rav link) for myself!
Also a big bottle of Eucalan. I used up my old bottle during the Olympic finishing. Yes, I'm aware that I'm still not entirely FINISHED with the finishing. Yet.