After finishing the perfect sweater, I went back to the STR Monsoon socks, and I guess I just didn't want to have the yarn in my hands reflecting the morose weather outside. Needing a baby gift for next week, this happened:
Did a little more on the Monsoon, especially when there was darkened-theater knitting to be done. Yet I went through the boxes, found some of this:
and cast on for another sock. I am LOVING this. It's Greater Adirondack Yarn in the Soxie Heather color - it's like a colorful peacock in my hands! I'm using size 0 (US) needles, and it just feels right.