Well, I've joined another knit-along. This one is by Wendy Johnson, the sock book author, who decided to design her own, after knitting the Ravelry Elizabeth Zimmermann 100th birthday Pi shawl. I like knitting Pi shawls, the advantage being that you always have a place in which to carry your ball of yarn. I am using a 3 lb. cone of off-white sock yarn which we bought from Webs ages ago. The label on the inside of the cone states "Regina" and "Italy." The yarn seems to be "oiled" since after washing the yarn blooms and is a lighter off-white. I am using US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
Knit on merrily.