I ended up ripping out the socks I started in the KnitPicks Chroma -- the yarn is gorgeous, but horrible to use for sock knitting (even though it is billed as that). Instead I started the Oaklet Shawl with the Chroma yarn (Vermont colorway). Here's where it is as of this morning (approx. 30 rows). The yarn is still a pain, but not as large a PITA as it was for socks - lol.
I also wound two skeins of yarn that I bought while in vacation in Maine earlier this year when we visited Good Karma Farm. (They were at MDSW for anyone who was there.) The yarn is hand painted and really beautiful. It's sock yarn, but a little thicker than what I am accustomed to and I believe it is 100% wool (need to look at the label again).
Planning ahead to next week and my girlfriend trip! What should I pack knitting-wise? None of the sisters knit and most of our time will be spent going to the spa, shopping and then, when home, consuming wine, cooking great food, talking (a lot), more wine, etc., etc. I doubt I'll get much knitting done during the long weekend (maybe the early morning hours if I get up early - ha!) and my flight isn't that long. I'm thinking just a pair of socks to work on. Small, easy to throw in my purse or carry on tote...and that leaves more room in my checked bag for purchases!
That's it for now. Hope y'all are doing well!