Don’t Panic

Remember this?

It’s been ripped back and now being knit as such:

May I just say that I’m loving the HitchHiker pattern by Martina Behm?  And that I’m particularly loving it as a Noro striped-scarf?

I’m also thinking that the pattern might be a good knit for some of my completed handspun. It’s definitely worth a try!  And will probably go faster than juggling two balls of yarn at the same time. Thinking that if I’m not tired of the pattern by the time I’m done this scarf, it may go on the list of upcoming projects 😀

Let me just say that I’m not the biggest fan of Noro…I don’t particularly like the inconsistent gauge of the yarn. However, I’m willing to overlook that for the silk content. I can already tell that once it’s washed and blocked, it will be soft and warm for spring and fall (maybe even winter!), but I’m thinking that I could have gotten a similar effect with some less-fussy yarn from the store. I just didn’t feel like spending money when I had a whole triangle of yarn that was sitting around getting absolutely no use whatsoever 😉