I awoke this afternoon after working an overnight flight and was raring to knit (and eat candy for breakfast). Odd that. Maybe because I canknit from the comfort of my hotel bed (shoutout to the uber comfy beds at the Doubletree). I am quite lazy after an allnighter, which is why I hate them.
OK, what was I raring to knit? A scarf?! In the heat of summer? Yes indeed. I wanted to knit a scarf for Norma's fave OFA Red Scarf Foundation Project. I would walk across hot lava for Norma, so scarf knitting is really a small thing to ask. I found the perfect red yarn in my increasingly favorite Malabrigo Worsted yarn with the colorway Sealing Wax. I love this yarn and if it's soft enough for me, it should be good for a college kid with something going on.
The pattern I wanted to knit eluded me. I trolled Rav and found many inspirational scarves. I also found scarf "patterns" for sale for $5 and $6 that seemed to be directly "imported" from one of the Barbara Walker Stitch Treasuries. Right. Well luckily I own all the Barbara Walkers and have enough sense to dream up a scarf pattern all on my own. I'll use my $5 to buy a latte and a cookie.
I finally decided to knit up a big old cable. I hadn't liked my swatches that were reversible, so I hope my recipient likes cables too. Plus the back side of a cable is still nice enough looking that strangers wouldn't stop and point. The Lancet Cable is a 46 row repeat that is 28 stitches across. I added a couple of extra stitches at the sides and chose a Chain Garter Selvedge from M. Stanley's Knitter's Handbook and just started knitting. I'm planning on knitting until I run out of yarn, so I hope 420 yards of worsted weight will be enough. That sounds like enough right?