My new project is Morning Surf Scarf. I'm using Cascade 220 Paints in a pretty color called Paradise Beach (#9843).
My original intention was to knit this scarf from my own handspun, but I couldn't resist casting on with this yarn. Working on 36 stiches, I will knit until the yarn runs out. I'm crossing my fingers that 220 yards will be enough for a short scarf. I think it will.
Later when the spinning bug bites, I'll spin up a lighter weight yarn for a second Morning Surf Scarf. This is a pattern that I can see myself making multiple times. It lends itself well to all types of yarn and is easy and enjoyable to knit. I especially like dropping the yarn-over stitches and tugging to neaten the loops. I'm not sure why that is so entertaining, but it is.
There are likely to be other sea scarves in my knitting future as well, as I just purchased Ocean Breezes by Sheryl Thies. Included in this book are patterns for 25 knitted scarves, all inspired by the sea.
Her scarf called Sea Foam is very similar to the one I'm knitting now--the same drop stitch design, minus the reverse stockinette "waves" and the addition of a garter stitch edge along the sides. There are several other designs that I like including Starfish on the Beach, Fish Net and Cockleshell Lace. Many are featured on Ravelry.
Tomorrow is Saturday, so you know what that means: we're heading to Matagorda. Some of you expressed concern about the impact of Hurricane Dolly on Matagorda Beach. Fortunately, all is well in our area. We received only a little bit of rain at my house and I expect to find that Matagorda fared about the same.
Have a nice weekend!