Since this baby seems set on keeping put, I need a fibery distraction. How about new yarn and a contest? Madelinetosh sent a batch of goodies, which not only includes restocks of Merino Light, but new-to-us Tosh DK! This is a wonderful 4-ply dk weight (or light worsted) superwash merino that is super squishy, soft and dyed beautifully.
Totally wearable colors that are perfect for fall garments or accessories. The pattern that immediately caught my eye is one that I think would be a nice, relaxing and rewarding knit during my last few days of pregnancy and perhaps into my baby vacation- Susan's Scrunchy Scarves.
I like scarf patterns that have texture to them, and I like how designer-Molly's design shows of the gorgeous colors of Mansfield's Garden Party (below) and Envy (above) in Tosh DK. I think Tart would be a color that would make a nice statement too.
Are you interested in knitting this pattern (the pattern gives directions for two slightly different versions)? Queue it up on Ravelry. Molly is even gifting two lucky SSYC knitters with a free coupon code for the pattern. Just answer this question by 4pm EST Tuesday (June 26) in the comments below. If you knit this scarf, what color would you choose of either Madelinetosh Tosh DK or Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK? I think either of these (you'd need two skeins of one color) would make a super soft and beautiful scarf. I'll annouce the winners in a few days, and if you happen to not check the blog, no worries, I'll e-mail the coupon code to you. You do need a Ravelry account to download the pattern.