I abandoned my "Mystic Roses" shawl after finishing the first part, didn't really love the pattern. But I loved the red yarn, so will use it for another lace pattern I like better. Meantime, I've been knitting on a few things:
This is a sock from "Knitting Vintage Socks" and is a 19th century pattern, which the author has nicely 'translated' into modern knitting terms. I got the yarn for $8.00 at an estate sale (it's Pagewood Farms Denali, so that was a great deal). The sock has a German Heel, which I'm not sure I love but it was fun to knit something from the Victorian Era. Sock #2 is underway.
This is my second square for my cashmere Aran afghan. It has a big spider and a little bug in the web. Since spiders are the only animal I'm NOT terrified of, I like this square. And the yarn is to die for, soooo soft. No one but me will be using this blankie when I get it done (unless you are very very nice to me)