I bought this cream yarn over a year ago to make myself a scarf. I've had a hell of a time figuring out what I wanted to do with it. For a while, I gave up on making a scarf and tried to make a hat, but cream worsted-weight yarn looks like a big cloth diaper-y blob on my head. So then I gave up on the hat and went back to the scarf.
The second go-around I tried out a bunch of knit lace patterns and nothing really looked good. I NEED a cream scarf, but apparently making a cream scarf that looks GOOD is the challenge. :)
At a certain point I gave up trying to find something dazzling and I tried polka dot holes ... and amazingly, ended up with something that I think *is* dazzling.
I love the way the pattern looks opened up like this. I also like the way it looks when the stockinette stitch rolls in on itself. This is the second version of it, because the first one came out way too short. I'm remaking it narrower and longer. I should have done some math to make sure it's going to be as long as I want it, but I didn't . I'm living dangerously.
This is simple and relaxing knitting especially on the gigantic needles I'm using. This pattern makes me think of the seeds on strawberries and sweet summertime, which is a little weird since we aren't in our warm weather yet and it's a scarf. But still, the scarf makes me think of sunshine and the bright reds and vibrant greens of a strawberry patch.