I finished the Turoa mitts from Drop Dead Easy knits, started before Christmas. They were easy, and they were quick....and they would have been done much sooner if the yarn (which was dyed with cochineal) wasn't bleeding all over my hands. A real mess. Some instagram friends assured me that a good soaking (no vinegar, I asked....vinegar is used to set synthetically dyed yarn that hasn't been set properly. Cochineal is pH sensitive and you risk changing the color if you add an acid to the rinse. thanks, @sinceresheep!!! thanks, @leighsideknits) will remedy this problem.
They are headed to their bath now.
I'm still reading Hamilton (and will be for a long, long, long time...) but have snuck in a few pages of The Beak of the Finch: the story of evolution in our time and I'm really like this one, too.