Zolotoy mystery socks are one possible distraction. The first clue is 10 days away. Here's the kit:
The other current distraction is a sock pattern called Lowenzahn (dandelion in English, lion's tooth in German). The designer's offering the pattern in both languages. I'm going to try to make myself finish the Pond socks before I start these.
Go see what Tammy and friends have been up to, too.