Remember the pink merino I asked for suggestions about in this thread? Well, that’s what I’m going to use for the Knitting Olympics project. I’ve been trying to decide on a stole pattern (or just a scarf that I can make extra wide). Quite a few nice ones to choose from!
I’ve been torn between designing it myself – really nothing more than choosing a stitch pattern and making a long rectangle – or using the Dresser Scarf pattern. So tonight I swatched up the yarn using the Dresser Scarf lace pattern on size 7 (US) needles. I think I like it! To get gauge, though, I’ll have to use size 9 or even 10, though. But I’ll do more swatching tomorrow and decide whether I really want to use bigger needles. Larger needles will mean looser stitches, and I think it looks nice the way it is with the 7s. Hmm… decisions, decisions!
I have until next Friday night to decide. No starting (other than swatching, of course) before the torch is lit. (Why do I keep thinking the Olympics are starting this Friday? D’oh!)