I finished the test-knit sock!
Isn't this a great design? Sieglinde did a great job. I can't wait to see her pattern up on a prominent knitting site! I used Berocco Ultra Alpaca in a light heathered bluish-green. I've already done the cuff ribbing for the second sock, but I'm not going to knit it in two days like I did the first. I need to work on my other projects.
So right now I'm working on Julia Lynne. She needs sleeves. I was going to Magic Loop them, but instead I'm using a very short circular. It's working, but not well. I wish it were about two inches shorter; the stitches are a bit stretched out on this needle. I'm thinking of switching back to the longer one, or dpns. My longer needle doesn't have a nice flexible cable, which is why I switched to the short one in the first place. But it might still be quicker than dpns. Aw, heck, I'm wasting time thinking about it; I'm going to just go back to my original plan and get this done.