Yesterday could be called my time out. And I needed it. While I did feel obligated to get on with some of the samples I had been spinning, once those were done and the blog post up, it was time for a rest. I needed the soothing comfort of the creative process. This is what I find restful and invigorating. Since I’d just finished a few laceweight 2 ply samples, and had gotten out all my loop samples to photograph, I decided it was time to attempt to find something I could use them with. I decided on a scarf .The trouble was, I needed a pattern that would allow for different colored yarns. I’d originally considered blending the yarn colors, one into the next. I used Ravelry’s pattern database, configured to just find laceweight patterns that I already owned in my library. I came up with two. One was in a 2011 copy of Interweave Knits, the other in my book “A Fine Fleece.” Now, I really love the book and I haven’t knit much out of it, so I decided I would look up that pattern first. And you know what? It was not only pretty, but one of the examples used two different yarns. Well, this triggered the idea of using one main color and tying in the different sample colors that way. It seemed the perfect idea. So I gave it a shot. I had the most of the light blue sample, so I used that as my accent color. No chance of running out. Then I used one each of the loop samples I have laying around so far. It may be a little unconventional, but I like it! I’ve even been so good as to weave in my ends as I go, as this one really would be a pain to finish and then weave in. Now that I’ve tried each of the loop samples, I am seriously considering adding other laceweight samples I’ve got hanging around. It couldn’t hurt right?