I’ve found that I like having two knitting projects going at once; one that’s somewhat mindless so I can watch TV or listen to music while working on it, and one that’s more complex.
This one is–despite the first section being garter stitch, and the second being stockinette–my more complex project (the easy one is a gift for a family member Here.) The yarn is an amazingly soft merino/silk/baby alpaca blend, and it’s my first “high end” yarn purchase. I am in love with this yarn, not only does it feel wonderful to knit with, the fabric is just as soft as the yarn.
The pattern is the Beginner’s Stitch Sampler Scarf [link] and Jake was the one who chose the pattern. The pattern has been modified slightly so that each square is slightly less than 6 inches long (I did this because I only have two skeins of this yarn) but I like the perfect squares so far.
Right now I’m at the basket weave stitch section, which is a new stitch to me. I try to learn something new with every knitting project, and this pattern requires learning three new stitches. So far I am loving this project.