I broke my own rule. I started knitting my Kool-Aid yarn. I just could not resist the combination of using the yarn I dyed to see how it came out, along with my new book on toe-up socks. I have the toe done on one sock, and am working on the foot. No photos yet, but I will take some before I go too much farther.
I did have to adjust the pattern a bit as 1.) I wasn’t quite getting gauge, and 2.) I have a wide foot. Those two things worked out well together, though, I cast on for the wider sock, soon realized if I went up to the number of stitches she suggested it would fit an elephant, so I stopped at the second size , and got a nice wide toe box, yea! And I only repeat the pattern three times across, instead of 4 or 5.
So far I think I like the yarn and the pattern, we will see what the finished product looks like.
I do keep the purple scarf as my portable project, so I knit on it some each day at lunch time, and I will in the car when traveling this weekend.