after a near-tragedy in which i lost a dpn (from a set of 4, not 5, so no backup) from the thuja socks i just started, i managed to find it again - outside, in the grass, by the side of a busy road - by retracing my steps. yahoo! and, i have for the first time ever just turned a gusset heel on the earl grey socks by yarnharlot. woo! progress progress progress!