I found the perfect yarn combination to make that hooded scarf ala Chloe, and I've been knitting on it almost non-stop since Sunday! Here's a peek:
The yarn is one strand of Filatura Superior in a brownish grey color (color 11) held together with a strand of Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering in Glacier Mist, a handpainted black/grey/white sock yarn. The fabric I'm getting on size 9 needles using 1x1 rib is absolutely PERFECT and exactly what I had in mind! I decided to go with 1x1 rib so that the whole thing is entirely reversible, as I hate scarves that only look good from one side -- no matter what I do, the wrong side always ends up showing more than the "public" side, so I try to only design scarves that are reversible if I can help it.
I'm not entirely sure I will have enough yarn, but I'm almost half done with the scarf part so it will be really easy to tell once I finish the scarf whether I have enough for the hood. Considering I had to resort to 2-row-jog because the two skeins of Farmhouse are so different, it would be really bad to run out and have to go hunting for a 3rd skein . . . but only time will tell.
In the meantime, this is perfect knitting for blog-reading and election-news-watching. Speaking of, what the heck was yesterday all about!?!? I was glued to news sites all afternoon at work and glued to tv news all night . . . and I still don't know what to think. What a crazy, crazy election.