For Lack Of Anything Better - More Socks
But for being in the car socks are a way better project. The pattern is less complicated and if I make a mistake (which I do frequently), it's generally not too difficult to fix, whereas with the shawl, if I didn't have a lifeline I'd be royally screwed. If you need to know what a lifeline is you'll have to read At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot. Even with a lifeline, the pattern is so complicated that I need serious quiet time to work on it. It will someday get finished though.
Meanwhile I present these cute little summer ankle socks made from Knit Picks Risata which I adore. There is just the right mix of cotton, superwash wool, polyamid and something called elite. That must be what gives it the stretch.
The pattern is from knitty.com and is called "Vog on"...whatever. I don't know how they come up with these names but it works for me. It has a really nice picot cast-on that's done using a knitted cast one and is quite simple once you get the hang of it. This is now the second pair I've made with this yarn and this pattern and they fit nicely.
Guess what, I already cast on for a pair of Monkey Socks...