Well, seems I miscalculated how much yarn I needed for the shawl. That's what I get for shopping at 6:00 in the morning! Ah well, next time I will have a cup of coffee first. Yeah, I was looking at the specs for the shawl and since I was substituing a different yarn, I was going by yardage, which it had right there on the pattern in front of me, no problem! I can do these calculations-
"Hey Danielle, what's 5 x 175?" (She's the one studying to be an accountant after all...)
"I get 875 yards - that right?"
"Great, I think I need 840 yds. It says it right here"
Yeah, 840 yards. Well, seems that was for ONE hank of the yarn indicated. I forgot to read that bit afterwards that said, "3 hanks". That would be 3 X 840. A bit more.
I am 2/3rd's short.
So, while I am waiting for more yarn (luckily it's white, so there is less chance of having any dyelot issues!) it is back to socks.
Lanna Grossa, Mega Boots Stretch. This is one of the skeins that I picked up in Ashland in September. One of the employees at the shop had warned me that the yarn had a tendency to split, but honestly I haven't had any problems with it. Maybe 'cause I'm using dpn's that are pointy enough? Not sure. Anyway, I am pleased with the results thus far. Although they may turn out a bit big for my foot. Oh well, I'm sure I can figure it out.
I have two other skeins of the same yarn to play with also. (I keep finding sock yarn stashed into nooks and crannies around the house. Oh well, like the Harlot say's, "extra insulation!") Luckily socks are pragmatic AND comfy. Although they do get some strange comments in public knitting sometimes. One lady once looked at my socks that I was oh so happily knitting... "You can get them real cheap at Walmart, ya know?" Man.
She was lucky I didn't poke her eye out...