This pink Shepherd Sock yarn is beginning its new incarnation as Waffle Rib #2, from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks. I had some doctor's office waiting room time yesterday and was able to get a decent start. And last evening Will was with us and he and I spent the evening wading through season two of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Also good solid knitting time.
I think I'm happy with this scheme. And this pattern doesn't seem to be producing the light pink color pooling that was happening with the Jaywalker. At least not yet. Which is strange because the pooling seemed to be appearing even in the top ribbing on the Jaywalker.
All in all, I'm much happier with the Waffle Rib. My Jaywalker experience was another illustration of how sometimes one cuts one's losses and moves on. And really--it's no loss. As one old friend would say, it's just an opportunity to get more use out of some fairly pricey yarn.