First, having frogged the ill-fated first try at the center-out back of the shrug I'm playing with, I'm back on something like track. This is far more like what I meant.
I'm still struggling with the colors, but believe that either I'll find the perfect dye to over-dye cotton, and miraculously save it in my own eyes, or I'll find a perfect victim recipient who actually likes the camo look.
And then, since frogging bulky yarn seems to take so little time, I had to do some more to make it feel right. I solved that by making an unfortunate guess as to which size needles I should use to cast on the cowl I'm hoping to whip up for my mother before she gets here Friday. I took the yarn and some needles to the girls' band concert, and got this far while waiting for THEIR band to start....
It's not bad, really, it's just a bit to dense, and thus does not have the drape I was hoping for. The yarn does do yummy crispness of pattern though:
My only issue with it is that I'm starting to want to keep this delicious color for myself. It's far darker and more saturated than the picture on-line showed. I must will myself not to claim the yarn for fingerless mitts for me.
Must. Knit. For. Mom.
I'm casting back on tonight.