The following is a public service announcement for knitters considering a project involving mitred squares. Please take the time to read the following before going any further.
1. You will not be able to stop. Really. Not at all. All other WIPs will fall by the wayside.
2. You will no longer knit socks as commuter knitting. Mitred squares take up even less room and you can do them on dpns as there are only 48 stitches at the widest part. Your family and friends will be sockless - think on that.
3. If you start searching Ebay for small lots of DK cotton (don't talk to me about any pledges that may have been made) hold in your head how much you can buy it for in the shops - don't bid any more than that.
4. Be prepared for your waking thoughts to be about what colour combinations would look good together. You will also bore family and friends by placing your completed squares in different combinations and asking them to pick their favourites. They will humour you for a while, but not forever.
5. You will be powerless to stop yourself picking up your knitting as you walk past it and doing a couple of rows standing up, when you should be doing housework / cooking / helping the children with their homework / talking to people.
6. Do not, I repeat, do not take your mitred square in progress to work with you, especially if you are the only one in the office that day. You are not strong enough to resist.
If you are still willing to accept the risks, go on over to Mason-Dixon Knitting to find out more. Just don't say I didn't warn you.
This is how much DK cotton I have left.
It's not enough.