After asking DH what he might like knit, I cast on a pair of socks using Universal Yarns/Wisdom Yarns San Francisco. It's about as small a yarn/needle combo I am willing to do, but the yarn is self patterning so interestingly, I'm actually thinking of getting more to do for myself!
I had recently read (or heard on a podcast?) that when knitting socks one should actually use either the smallest needle suggested or maybe even smaller. This creates a denser fabric and helps stop the sole of the sock from becoming holey. Recently a (doomed from the beginning) sock I knit for myself starting getting holes in the sole so I'm more aware of the issue and am hoping the size 3 needles are creating a tight enough weave on DHs sock.
The next cast on project was a snood. I enjoyed the lace pattern I'd been working on the recently ordered hats so much I wanted one for myself and thought something bigger would be nice, something I could tuck my hair into and go. Well, I'm pretty far along on this and have realized it can't be a snood. Not exactly sure what the main factor is (yarn to thick, knitting to tight), but it's not floppy enough to work as a snood. So, it's looking more like a baggy beanie hat. This project seems to have mind changing effects because I'd also planned on dying it once complete (it's a cream color now) but the pattern and color look so nice together I'm having a hard time justifying the dye job. Perhaps it will not even end up for me!
My most recent cast on is another hat with my lace pattern dejour in a bright blue shade. I have a recipient in mind who I am thinking of donating it to. I don't know them too well, but she is a young breast cancer survivor going through chemo and I think it would be a nice surprise.
Well, back to my current routine of Netflix watching and knitting...