Wow, I had to post a second time today... I just got back from hanging out at the local Eugene knitting shop called "The Knit Shop". I went there to get some sock yarns for my secret pal projects. First off the bat I walked in and saw Sandra of the multi sock fame a few posts before this one. It turns out she works there! Then I was paying at the register and I noticed some gorgeous framed lace above the checkout counter. "Oh yes, Eugen does that " the clerk said and nodded in the direction of a dapper gentleman at the table. My eyes bugged out and my knees went weak as I read the name on the card - you guessed it, Eugen Beugler - the lace knitter/designer. You can see some of his designs here and here! I didn't know that Eugen was from Eugene! (rather fitting I think). So then I rushed over like the gushing puppydog that I am and introduced myself to Eugen Beugler and sat down to knit and chat with him. Turns out he's a wonderful guy, very witty, and he was knitting a beautiful short-row scarf out of a soy-silk/wool combo yarn in lovely colors. Sandra was also at the table, and as I started my new socks on dpns I was watching her completing 4 socks at a time. I asked her how that two-circ method worked and the next thing I knew, I had two socks going at once. Oh, I am going to LOVE this method! I always hate knitting that second sock. Sandra is one of those "gem" knitters. Someone that is very knowledgeable, and knows how to communicate that knowledge to others. She is patient and kind to every knitter who asks for advice and I can tell that she is a true master of the craft. I like Sandra! (One of these days I'm going to learn her last name - LOL).