Well, at least my search for size 0 needles produced a handy supply of baseball knitting. This will come in handy since #3 has made the play-offs and #1 is apparently participating in a summer league. "A what?! A summer league?!" This means he will be playing baseball through the "summer" which is also known as my "off" season.
Unaware of the lonely partials that had been tucked away, I had actually finally started a second Clapotis last week for some mindless knitting. (I knit one years ago but I really don't care for the colors so I never use it.)
I'm using Schaefer Laurel which is a mercerized pima cotton. While I absolutely love the yarn, it's still not the same as knitting with a plush merino. However, I think it will be a good substitute for our So Cal weather since I really want to be able to wear it during the warmer months.
It is good to know that I will be well prepared for any and all baseball games, movies and park visits for some time to come, but I had really wanted to start a new sock pattern to grab my interest. Boredom is my greatest foe and I'm always seeking some sort of stimulation, but I feel rather fortunate that my wandering mind is easily appeased by a new pattern or interesting book, and does not require anything more risky than small pointy needles (ie. bungee jumping or rock climbing).
I was seriously considering sacrificing one of the socks in progress (probably the black & gold ones since my sons lost every game I wore my handknit team color socks to last season), when destiny (prompted by a houseful of kids with a bad case of spring fever) led me into the LYS.
The owner was in and she was quick to show me the shop's newest acquisition... Malabrigo Silky Merino! After fondling and drooling over all the colors, I chose what they call Green Grey (but is probably more commonly known as "Teal") for a pattern I've been wanting to knit for ages, Tuscany from No Sheep for You.
I am swooning with each stitch.