To try and quash the desparate need to buy yarn, I've been working on knitting from stash (I know, what a novel idea). I'm working on my Monkey socks still (almost at the heel flap of the second one), and on Friday I cast on for the Woodland Shawl (Ravelry Link). It's designed to be knit out of one skein of sock yarn, and I've got a LOT of those, so I grabbed the colorway that immediately came to mind when I saw the pattern:
That is Mountain Color's Bearfoot in Yellowstone - I used the Olive for the Green Dragon socks, and I bought this one just 'cause I wanted another skein of this AWESOME yarn (sooooo soft). It's totally not my colours - I love autumny colors, don't get me wrong, but I've got a reddish complexion (some would even say ruddy), so I look like a tomato in red. But, my mom and my aunt both really like the colors, so if my mom wants it, she can have it - if not, we're wrapping it up for my aunt for her birthday in November. Here's a detail shot of the leaf pattern:
I'm only done one repeat, but it's already turning out really well. I've had to restart the darn thing FIVE TIMES, just because I didn't check what SK2P meant. I assumed it was Slip 1, Knit 2, Pass Slipped Stitch Over. Nuh-uh. It's actually Slip 1, KNIT 2 TOGETHER, Pass Slipped Stich Over. If I had just read the freakin' instructions first . . . *shakes head*. At least this yarn is very forgiving when it comes to frogging - it's got a little bit of mohair in it, but just enough to give it a halo, not enough to stop it from unraveling easily.
That's really all that's going on in my knitting world - I might be going to the Stitch 'n Pitch at the