I am in a quandry over here. I started a shawl with that sock yarn, I frogged that sucker today since I could not see the pattern at all. What is the point of continuing if you can't make it out? Then I cast on for another project and immediately ripped it apart, the yarn wasn't what I wanted. So, I went ahead and cast on again but, this time I chose Lana Grossa Toccata, I believe it is discontinued. I bought it cheap many moons ago and the purpose of my new exercise in knitting is to use stash yarn. Not sure if I am happy with how it is working out right now. I might go digging around in the stash in the guest bedroom to see if I can find a different yarn and cast on again. I might even change patterns. I am working on the porcupine stitch, it is really cool looking. Pictures later when I can find the time to drag my camera down stairs.
I might even have to make a trip to the craft store to buy a needle with a seriously sharp point, I am using Addi turbos and the tip isn't sharp enough for me and this project. Trying to do a P3tog with these needles is about to make me insane. Several choice words were said and I persevered. I didn't throw it across the room. I decided to work the item in question out of cotton since it can be worn over the summer over a tank top. If it works out right, I will be making one for me. I am knitting a shrug. So easy and simple, if you can knit, you too can make one. It is amazing how simple they are.
I am surrounded by sick people and me being me, I think I caught something, again. Totally worn out, sore throat, cough, nausea, and one killer ear ache. If I feel worse in the morning, I am packing my butt off to the doctor.
The lady who requested the custom yarn said that she loves it. She was asking for a good sock pattern for the yarn, I let her know the one that would most definitely work for it. I hope she makes that pattern and sends me a pic. I would love to see how beautiful the yarn is in that pattern. :)