so i unravelled the branching out and the bayscheir (sp?). i actually did not get rid of as much as i thought i did lol.
i bought the "favorite socks" book by interweave press and have knitted a sock from it. i need to try it on to know when i should begin the toe, but all in all, i'm pretty pleased considering it's been forever since i actually knitted.
my next step will be to NOT start anything new until i finish what i have left to do.