The only reason I'm casting on the second sock now is because when I get it done I can use the needles for a different pair. And if I don't do it now....I'm probably not going to do it ever.
I just finished reading Dipped, Stripped, and Dead, the first book in the Daring Finds mystery series. Wow! Lots of cozy heroines try to come across as quirky, but Dyce Dare has them all beat, starting on the first page when she tells the story of setting her mother's quilting frame (with a quilt in it) on fire while trying to be a lion tamer.
Dyce is barely keeping herself and her son fed with her furniture refinishing business. Dumpster diving can turn up salvageable pieces...and in this case it turns up a gelatinous corpse that's been soaked in a vat of lye. One of the local furniture refinishers has been dipping more than desks and dressers into the harsh chemicals.
The best thing about starting an older series is that when you fall in love with the characters, you can grab the next book right away.
For more pretty knitting projects to drool over, check out On the Needles at Patchwork Times and Work in Progress Wednesdays at Tami's Amis.