Choices: I thought I found the *perfect* yarn. My pal loves Cascade's Fixaxion-- Yes, the stuff that makes great socks, but can be a pain in the backside due to tension issues when knitting. I was hoping to make a lovely pair of lace socks for her.
After a few tries, though, sock worry started to creep in. I tried two lace patterns from Barbara Walker anthologies, I realized that the monochromatic yarn really was just too variegated for anything but the simplest of lace.
So, I thought I found something that worked. It was sort of a mis-mash of Waving Lace, Mermaid, and the Spiral Boot Sock. I thought it was coming out really well, up until my surrogate foot tried it on last night. I think it's too small!!!! Grr. Argh.
It's going to the frog pond tonight. I'm planning to knit the same sock after adding six stitches and will knit the Boot Sock heel flap/plain sole version instead of LN's Mermaid with patterned sole.