What I knit in between trips to YSs

It may seem that all I do is collect captivating (well, to me anyway) skeins of yarn, but I have been working on something recently. This is my K1P1 rib scarf, and I have found it just as taxing mentally as I could handle in the car on the trip home. Even then I had to frog three or four rows more than once due to inattention to this . . . ahem . . . difficult pattern. But it is coming together nicely and I love how rib knit is cushy.

I'm using sale yarn, Petrouchka Chatbotte (90% wool, 10% polyester, from France), that I got in Chelan, WA at a general store there that had a huge selection of sale skeins. My family has gotten used to me now and didn't even put up a fuss that I was making a beeline to fondle more fibers.

I also made Molly (DD2) an iPod sock out of dark burgundy LambsPride, but it's too stretchy so she's going to felt it and see if she gets a more useful result. :^) I'll photograph it if so.

Mother to orphan skeins everywhere AND the "What kind of yarn are you?" challenge test

Did I mention the ball of yarn I got at Knit/Purl in Portland? Another orphan without a ball band, in the sale bin, and a little bit of knitting heaven. I was under the influence of some powerful yarnstore opiates when I bought it for $2, so I forgot what the lovely cashier said it was, except something like "SGG." Turns out it's GGH and I have ruled out almost all others so I think it's . . . Solitaire, a wool/acrylic/"miracle fiber" blend that stretches satisfyingly. Love this seafoamy color!!!

I took the abovementioned yarn type challenge, and only afterwards did I find out I could have turned out to fit the MO of "dishcloth cotton" or "acrylic"! Egad!

And not to tease you, I am mohair.

There are positives about this, though one immediate reaction is, "Oooh. Itchy and fuzzy. Bad to knit in the summertime. Men hate it."

But there's an upside. Here's what it says about me that I "am" mohair:

"You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes."

I just love that last part! Esp. since, as we all know, I never make mistakes of any kind, even knitting ones. <----- wry humor.