I picked out the Damson pattern for my travels last month. It's mostly garter and stockinette stitch with some yarn overs thrown in. Easy to memorize and fairly mindless. I pulled out a skein of Malabrigo sock that has been in my stash for a while, waiting for the right project to call home:
It's in Botticelli Red. I actually thought it would be used for a pair of sexy vampy lacy socks, but the Damson called to it instead.
I cranked through this shawl and had it pretty much done within the week. It even made the trek with me to the top of Pilatus:
And then crap crapity crap crap crap. I ran out of yarn on the last row. I considered doing the scallop edging and bind-off in a contrasting color, but that just screams "I've run out of yarn". I've decided to break my yarn diet (as this is truly an emergency) and buy another skein of Malabrigo. I know that the dye lots may not match up, but I'm hoping it would be similar enough to not be a huge difference.
I guess that my little personal indulgence of not swatching for scarves and shawls and other non-fitted things has just come back to bite me in the ass.