On another note, I did finish the first of a new pair of socks today. It fits beautifully. I had been having a hankering to knit socks and bought some nice washable wool yarn off of ebay. The yarn is Burgundy, forest green, and a deep golden yellow. It looks mostly reddish brown when knitted up and all the colors combine. I'm using the "Conwy" pattern from "Knitting on the Road" by Nancy Bush. The 1 sock feels so nice on my foot that I'm dying to cast on for the second one, but have decided that I can't do that until I finish the above mentioned bear. Look forward to 2 new FO's probably by the end of the week....lolHere is a close-up of the stitch pattern. It is a very easy "mock cable" crossover pattern.