i love the feel and twist of the yarn, and it has great stitch definition. see the green marker? that was suggested by ms.pinky, and a great help it has been to keep a marker there (it corresponds with the green 'divider' line on the pattern's chart). i don't know if there is a suggestion in the pattern itself that says to use a marker, because, i'm guilty of not exactly reading all the pattern instructions. yes, i know, haphazard. ms. pinky and i had a rendezvous last night, for a late night veggie burger (with bacon) and a beer --- she knitted some on her backyard leaves scarf. i stared at her in disbelief! no! how can she talk and knit this pattern? i certainly can't. i didn't even bother bringing it along, because i know better. i'm the queen of messing things up in social situations. it's two steps/rows forward, three steps/rows back for me.
because of this unforeseen addiction, i've yet to cast off my toe up sock, much less start the dreaded mate.