Thursday was a quick trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Michaels. I didn't go for yarn. I went for a box. What I was envisioning in my mind was a glass box with a beautiful metal filigree work on the outside. Not because I need something that fancy (or could afford it), but because it would remind me of Wellesley.
At BBB, I found a couple of boxes that might work, but they were boring and looked like they would show dust or marks too quickly. So, I punted the box idea and bought a new tea pot that whistles! It isn't terribly piercing, but it does mean that we won't wake up the neighbors when I have tea in the early mornings.
At Michael's I found a good selection of small to medium sized boxes including a couple of two box sets. I got one of (place link to image here)them. The larger box is perfect for small projects that I want to have on hand, so I don't have to wake the husband by rummaging through my dresser drawers for the project in the noisy plastic bag. Umm, most of my dresser drawers have these projects. Bad sign, isn't it. The box is big enough to hold four smallish skeins with a working project. Just the right size for the by the couch sock project.
The Over-the-Knees socks are a little more challenging than I originally thought, as my brain doesn't really want to make the random cable at the end of the lace pattern.