My antidote has been finishing the Sargasso Sea pattern and socks. Here you can see the texture of the sock while worn.
This pic shows the sock without the crocheted edging...suitable for a more practical look.
I can now get back to Swan Lake aka MS3. I needed to do some mindless knitting so yesterday afternoon I started a Norwegian beret in cream and dark gray Suri Merino ( alpaca and merino blend) by Plymouth that I bought at RI Handspun. I'm already heading down the home stretch with the decreases. The impetus for knitting this hat is all due to Carol M :). She made two of them. She felted the hat a bit and it looks wonderful.