I started this in January in the midst of my bulky cowl knitting extravaganza. I wanted to have a project from my queue going in tandem with the new shiny ones that landed in my lap, and this scarf with light fingering yarn from my stash seemed like a nice complement.
That beautiful ball of loveliness is madelinetosh merino light in 'well'. Every time I go into Nine Rubies, I end up leaving with a random ball of this yarn because a) I love any madelinetosh yarn and b) the colors are so appealing. I've got an orange one floating around somewhere, too. My first mt experience was at Knit, Purl in Portland where I bought madelinetosh Vintage yarn to make my now-favorite cowl, so I had a great introduction.
I thought for some time about using this yarn together with the orange and a dark brown to make a Litchfield shawl, but kept putting it off because I wasn't totally in love with the idea. I wanted the color to be able to shine by itself. I found the Unsinkable pattern, read the story behind it, and really liked the version the designer had done in barely-there ice blue. This yarn is a little deeper blue, but I think it will look comparably intriguing when finished. The subtle shading in the yarn is looking nice already.
It's an interesting pattern that starts out with the edging, a wonderfully complex looking lace pattern that while easy to do is slow because it includes a lot of ribbing. It also requires a bit of focus and concentration on my part, meaning I don't always find the motivation to pick it up if I have just a few minutes here and there to knit. But that's nice. It will keep this project meander-y and relaxed. I'm not doing it for anything or anyone in particular, just for the joy of knitting something different. I have been switching off with the scarflet I'm working on to keep the stitching interesting.