So, I ripped out that ugly sock, and in it's place I pulled out the remainders of my KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Sunflower and have started some lined mittens. Thanks to magic needles, these puppies now go very fast. I'm thinking that DK weight outer wool and KnitPicks Shine Sport might be an ideal combination for these. Anyway, long story short, these are pretty fun and easy and I'll post the pattern as I work it up.
Pretty good minor league game, as well. Not that you can see it, because, well, my picture taking rather lacks . . . but if you ever read this, you know.