Before dashing out the door for Newport, I stuffed these two skeins of sunshine in my bag, hoping I'd sort out what to do with them on the way down there. I didn't even have time to use my swift to make convenient balls - although that worked out for the best, in that I had to ask a booth neighbor for help. And there's something sweet about winding yarn with a stranger, and the conversation that ensues.
Anyway, I was looking for just the right project - something that I could carry around easily when leaving the booth to visit another stage, something that wouldn't require pen and paper to keep track of, something I could be interrupted from without messing it up, and yet, something that wouldn't bore me to tears (no garter stitch this weekend, as much as I sometimes do love it). I landed on a simple drop-stitch scarf, and it was just the right balance of all of the above. And quick, too. Although, maybe that had something to do with the fact that I had a very rare three full days of knitting whenever I wanted. Which was always. Except for when we were square dancing.
The yarn is from Spincycle, from my trip out west last month. I never did make it to their shop in Bellingham - next time for certain. It was purchased at Tolt Yarn and Wool on a whim, not certain then what I'd make with it - the color was one I just couldn't resist. (By the way, my dress in the last photo, is by Blue Platypus Clothing - another West Coast find I've fallen in love with. The white dress up top is by Ace & Jig).
While I won't be wearing this scarf today (it's supposed to reach ninety degrees), I surely will be wearing it come autumn, right around the corner. And when I do, I hope that it helps me to remember the moments making it, and that the sounds of the music and good conversation are woven into it as well. That will be such a comfort on a cold winter's day!