The lovely yarn that has been in the stash for over a year was finally fashioned into something wearable! I bought this yarn at Sea Needles in Bethany Beach, Delaware on last year's beach trip. They had a store sample knit up in a multidirectional pattern, and I was sold from the moment I saw it; I just loved the colors! The variegated / self-striping yarns are a perfect match for this kind of pattern!
I started this scarf last month, in the neutrals month of Project Spectrum. I never got around to finishing it until last night – when I finally got the chance to catch up on my TV (Project Runway! oo la la!) It was a quick and fun knit, especially on size 13 needles. It is quite long, but I like that, more to wrap around on those cold winter days!
More scarf knitting is in the works, in fact. I got my secret pal's name for the International Scarf Exchange! I am excited – this is my first swap. I figured the scarf would be the way to go… I can't mess that up too much. While I love the concept of the sock swaps, I don't think I am ready for them. I am finally getting to the point where I can size a sock for my own foot, let alone someone else's! Scarves are easy though. According to the questionnaire for the Scarf Exchange, we have similar tastes in colors and style, so I hope my pal likes what I have planned. I am thinking kettle-dyed wool in a rich autumnal color palette – possibly a cross-hatch pattern, like Stacey's So-Called-Scarf. Would you like to receive something like that if you were my pal? I contacted my pal, but I am still waiting to hear from the person who has my name… are you out there?
My weekend is jam-packed – culminating in a Ben Harper show on Sunday night. It should be great times… and I really hope to fit some knitting in between it all!
PS-I am delighted with all of the response on the Fair Isle question! Thank you!