I'm down to the toe-shaping on the first Garter Heel sock -- the pin is where I stopped however many years ago it was. I wasn't sure about the heel as written, as I'm not much of a fan of short-row heels, but in for a penny, in for a pound -- and it went along quite smoothly.
The sock is draped artfully over my stack of Christmas books -- a wonderfully diverse selection. Actually, the Susannah Stacey mysteries were my gift to David, though technically from my own wish list -- I had read the whole series years ago and liked them very much, and was so disappointed to find that our public library had tossed every single one in the Great Weed of 2010, that I started to pick them up here and there second-hand. When I discovered David up at two a.m. one morning in November, guiltily reading them ("don't you have the other ones?"), I put them on my wish list, then at Christmas decided to add them to his presents -- everybody wins!
I started reading The Lodger Shakespeare and The Detective as Historian on Christmas Day, in fact, and have since finished Body of Opinion (the third Inspector Bone book) and started on Grave Responsibility -- and of course pretty thoroughly browsed Cententary Stitches, which has a great many interesting patterns in it. But no (thrusting it aside nobly) I'm going to finish other things first ...!