I’ve mentioned in the previous post about becoming involved in a scarf exchange on Ravelry. Since joining, I’ve been looking through various scarf patterns to knit for my exchange partner. There are so many wonderful looking scarf patterns, and that makes it difficult to choose just one.
Yesterday I had the flu so I couldn’t do anything, though I had hoped to start the scarf then. Today, I feel a lot better. I won’t say I’m 100% better, but the fact that I’m not aching and I have no fever makes me feel a lot better. Today my cough seems to be what I’m dealing with more than anything, and there are times when I cough so much that it’s hard to catch my breath. I had an opportunity to go shopping in Dawson Creek today (I had hoped we could check out a yarn shop there, see if it’s open, and maybe get some yarn to use in my pal’s scarf), but I decided to stay home to get better for work tomorrow.
I looked through some of the yarn I have here, which isn’t much, and looked for something that might fit the categories – colour(s) she said she liked, types of yarn she likes, etc. I decided on a skein (I won’t go into details of what colours, the brand/type, or pattern just in case my pal reads my blog. I don’t want to ruin the surprise for her), and searched the internet for a pattern.
Of course, me being me, I am second guessing my choice of yarn, colour, etc. If I were doing this scarf for charity, I wouldn’t worry so much because there would be someone “out there” who would like it. I just want my pal to like the finished product, and not feel disappointed in what I’ve chosen.
Since this is an alphabet swap and we need to choose things to include that start with the first five letters of the alphabet, I’m trying to keep this in mind with the things I’m choosing. I have something for A and B, and have an idea for C. Still deciding on D and E – though things could change between now and when I get the package sent out! I just really hope my pal is happy and satisfied with what I send her.
Yesterday, at some point when I was feeling a little better, I ordered some yarn from The Loopy Ewe. I haven’t ordered anything from them in a long time, and found out I had a credit of nearly $20! Anyway, since my birthday is coming up in a week from tomorrow, I decided to order some yarn for myself as a birthday present to myself. I probably won’t get it in time for my birthday, but that doesn’t matter since I’m busy knitting my scarf exchange pal’s scarf.
I have also ordered some yarn and a couple of patterns from Knit Picks a couple of weeks ago. The patterns were ones to download, so I already have them. They are for argyle hats (it includes a few different patterns) and the matching mittens (again, it includes a few different patterns). I’m looking forward to knitting those up – they looked so cool. The hats and mittens I make from these patterns will more than likely go to charity.
I’ll post pictures of my scarf exchange pal’s scarf once she gets it so that I don’t ruin the surprise. I’ll also post pictures of the yarn and the patterns, I’ve ordered for myself, when I get them in the mail.
I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on lately. Feel free to drop a comment and let me know!