I ordered and received more wonderful sock yarn from Ray at knitivity.com. Why do I do this?!?
The reason the picture is taken on the rug is that there is no other place to put the yarn! There are bags full of yarn, a closet full of yarn, furniture full of yarn. It must stop here.
The thing is, I'm a really slow knitter, slow project planner, etc. I'm going to start knitting from patterns in sizes that a regular person would wear, and then I'm going to give the finished things to charity. I'm not going to worry about perfection. I'm not going to design (well maybe just a few adjustments). I'm going to make television watching verboten without knitting in my hands. I'm going to knit from all the wonderful patterns I have and learn lots along the trip.
... right after I tear out the gusset in my current sock and re-do.