I wanted the complete community experience, plus I wanted to do a scarf with as much pizzazz as I could manage while knitting in public (a large portion of this scarf will likely be accomplished at the Kentucky Book Fair this coming weekend--come see me!). Sure enough, the cyber friends at Ravelry had loads of Super Scarf patterns for me to choose from and a group to join so I could chat with other Super Scarf knitters. I had two very good patterns from Broad Ripple Knits, too, but I’d done both stitches and I craved upping the ante on this. I chose a mitered triangle pattern with lots of garter stitch seasoned with short rows.
I love that the Alpaca With A Twist's "Touchdown" yarn is native to Indiana. I love the bright colors and that it's created especially for this project. The yarn has an excellent texture--very fluffy and elastic but solid and strong. I love that I can send the scarf back with a note from me so the volunteer who gets to wear it will know who made it and how much they enjoyed the project. Of course, I’m nursing the snowball’s-chance-in-you-know-where that I’ll recognize my needlework while watching the Superbowl two years from now. This is pure fiction--I can’t usually remember what I had for dinner last week much less what I knit two years ago--but it feels all warm and fuzzy to think it.