Here are the finished socks that were a graduation gift. For size 10 men's,
3 skeins (or about 350 yards) sportweight sock yarn, size 3 needles, 56 stitches. No particular printed pattern was used, but any basic sock pattern will do.
Yesterday, my daughter and I were invited over to my friend Anna's house; us moms are good friends, our girls are good friends, and Anna is a fabulous knitter, --- what could be better? I brought my (borrowed) spinning wheel and got some spinning done. I am sorry I can't for the life of me remember what kind of wool it is. All I know it is not Jacob wool, rather someone carded some white and brown fleece together.
The commissioned lace shawl is making progress too. I keep plugging away at it.
I am done with 6 out of the 8 suggested pattern repeats, but something tells me that even when it's blocked it will never be big enough to fit around a real person. I have already decided to do at least 10 repeats, if not more. Thanks to the yarn goddesses who are providing me with the yarn, yardage is not an issue. I think I will be fine with 2 hanks of "Marshmallow".
Thank you so much to everyone that responded to my last post! I love seeing where everyone is from.
Jody and Amanda, I'll post the pattern for the teacher's shawl soon. I'll have to actually write it down....so often, I take a basic pattern and then I gauge by how much yarn I have or the look of the yarn, what I want to do with it. While I have an idea in mind, I hardly ever plan these things ahead of time, most things "grow" out of my needles...