1. Thank you all for your needle suggestions. I fear the Knitpicks needles... I've heard such mixed things about them. I'm going home for a visit tomorrow (my grandmother will be in town -- she's 90. I like to see her when a get a chance). I think I'll pop into the LYS and check out some addi turbos.
2. I had a dream last night that I finished Orangina. I wonder if that's some kind of subconscious suggestion? In my dream, it had all kinds of problems (on one side the lace was much more open than the other -- as though I had knit them on two drastically different sized needles). It doesn't have these problems in real life. Hmmm....
3. I joined a new KAL. Two, actually. Before the deadline closed, I joined Yarn Aboard II. I'm pretty excited about it... yarn exchanges make a girl happy. I was just pleased that I didn't miss the deadline. Then, this morning, I joined the Mystery Sock KAL. I'm pretty excited about the whole premise for this project -- knitting these free sock patterns off the internet that none of us want to knit because there are no pictures of the socks. It's a surprise how it will really turn out and it's a service to knitters in the future. And, we all know, I love to knit socks.
Off to teach a flatfooting/clogging workshop. More knitting to come.