just a quick note, I'm still here, I have a seriuous case of knitting fever. I learned a lot with these new stockings, will tell more when I can think more than K-N-I-T . . . so far I can understand those sock addicts now, you can actually finish a pair of socks within a weekend. ONE weekend. a PAIR of socks. Mine grow into knee highs meanwhile. So my knitting mojo is calling and I'm back on the couch.