I got sidetracked from my sweater. It was probably something to do with not being able to find all of my needles combined with the hours of swatching I was looking at. So, a sock was born.
This is Araucania Ranco Multy yarn in color 309. Here is a better pic of the color:
The pattern, First time tube socks, is from the winter 07/spring 08 issue of Knitscene. It calls for worsted weight cotton and I'm using fingering weight 75% wool, 25% polyamide. Of course I didn't swatch like I should have, why would you think I would be so smart? I dove in head first making adjustments on the fly. I'm using 2.75mm needles and cast on as the instructions called for a large size. I'm just hoping that they actually fit me. If not...I'm way WAY ahead of schedule for my Christmas knitting!
Either way, I'm safe.
As a side note, I just saw this link on not a yarn snob's blog and felt I had to share it. She isn't kidding, it'll completely blow your mind.