Well, the Helical Sock Mitt went to the frog pond to be replaced by the Helical Sock Sock. I'd been hankering for another sock project, wasn't enamored of the Helical Mitts length and reported size or knitting on US 2 needles (aka: toothpicks) so I ripped what little I'd managed to knit and, using my favorite Ann Budd "6 Stitches per Inch Socks" pattern started a sock. By the time I was through the cuff and a little way into the leg I decided that I really wanted to use three balls of sock yarn so I rearranged the stitches into thirds and added one more. Using three yarns you end up running into the next one two times as you go around once and knit two needles' worth with the third but using my daughter's trick of tucking each ball into a dollar store sandwich bag (before starting the project) with one corner snipped off so the yarn comes through there keeps the tangles to a minimum. An afternoon of knitting with friends got me nearly to the heel. My plan is to use one yarn for the cuff (already done), the yarn with the smallest amount for a short-row heel, and the yarn with the most for the toe, that way each yarn will have the chance to shine. Geeky, but it amuses me.