And with the craziness in my life lately, I needed something I could pick up and put down and finish quickly.
The first thing I started was the dragon hat. However, it's on hold. I hate picking up stitches and I have to do that all down the center of the hat.
Instead of picking up stitches, I took the skein of yarn out of the bottom drawer of my bedside table and untangled it. I wanted something which would show off the colors, only use the one skein and be easy. I went with the Gallatin Scarf by Kriskrafter.
Actually, I feel this would be a quick one day scarf.
I used my ironing board to do a little blocking to help show off the 'welts' created. Also, I had some assistance on this portion of the scarf making. She was waiting to spray it with water.
I didn't steam and block the one side of the scarf to keep the look of the design, just the top portion to get the welts to stretch out and not be bunched up. Looking back, I realized I used a size 10 rather than a 10.5 needle, but it shouldn't have made that much difference. I was getting 4 stitches to the inch. I'm a little disappointed it isn't as long as the picture with the pattern.
Ignore the model, she doesn't like have pictures made of herself (especially selfies!) So I might go back and reblock, really stretching the heck out of it. Or just leave it as it is. It's meant to be a pop of color against a black or grey top anyway. And it used up a skein of yarn which was all tangled up in the bottom of a drawer. But I love the colorway in this yarn. The color is Sailor's delight by Universal Yarn, their Classic Shades line.
So I immediately started another scarf with the mini-skeins Texter bought me ages ago. I finally settled on the Color Tipped Scarf by Purl Soho. Since I want to use up all the yarn I have from these three hand-dyed skeins, I knit the first 'tip' and will add stripes in the center part of the scarf. I am pretty sure this scarf will turn out to be much longer.
I am loving the subtle color variations in the skeins from the hand-dyeing. It's Squish Worsted from Farmer's Daughter Fibers. The pattern is pretty straight forward and an easy TV watching knit. Since I have three movies on hold at the library to pick up, I am sure this one will be done shortly, just in time for cool, damp weather.