Swatch #2 - This simple scarf pattern called for DK weight yarn. I tried it in fingering and discovered it really needs the heft of the heavier yarn to make the pattern stand out. I'll be stash diving later today to see what I might have on hand that is wool.
This swatch did not go gently to the frog pond. I pulled out the yarn winder so that I would have a nice neat cake when I put the yarn back into the stash. Merrily I wound the yarn running it through my fingers to put some tension on it. No prob. Watching TV and cranking away. No problem that is until POP went the cake. Yes, folks it popped right off the winder and flew across the living room! I was laughing so hard I couldn't get up at first to save it from the cats who came running to participate in this new game of yarn toss. Rest assured the yarn was rescued from its potential relegation to cat toydome. The yarn now safely rests in the stash once again. =-D
I thought I could go into my LYS and come away empty handed. What was I thinking?!