I finally chose a project for upcoming hospital knitting, when I'll be visiting a family member. It's not any of the projects I'd been considering.
During my cleaning and organizing, I saw two skeins of yarn that I purchased several years ago for a Christmas gift, boucle mohair from Farmhouse Yarns in Pecan Pie. When I first got them, I knit a swatch and discovered this yarn is not froggable. No ripping back if you don't like your sample (or make a mistake). Also, I discovered that a white thread runs through the yarn, forming the curls of the boucle, and it is noticeable in spots. I don't know why this white thread wasn't dyed to match the yarn itself?! Since I was feeling less confident about what I wanted to knit with it, and there were other things I wanted to finish, I put it away and moved on.
But now, the idea of a garter stitch scarf, where the yarn texture does the work and I won't have to follow charts where I can't concentrate on them, really appeals. I can crank out lots of rhythmic rows with lots of interruptions, and at the end, have a simple gift completed. I'll choose a more exciting, complex project after that.
The color is perfect for the recipient, and matches my cat Tim too. How are your summer projects going?
I had to pay up with a lot of treats after this photo was taken.