I got my scarf swap partner! I was so excited to start, I immediately rooted through my meager stash to find the right yarn. Nothing was perfect, but there was a skein of KP Bare that I had dyed ages ago and not been entirely happy with. Back to the dyepot for the first time in at least two years, and this time I was much happier with it.
So much so that while it was drying over the bathtub, I swatched for a new scarf design. Sure, I have quite a few perfectly wonderful scarf patterns in my Ravelry queue. Sure, I have more in my books. Sure, with one large lace design project on the needle already, it would be foolish to try to design a new scarf too!
Either with my waste yarn (solely for stitch pattern experimentation) or, now that it's dry, with the actual scarf yarn, I have cast on and frogged six proto-scarves in the last 48 hours.
Proto-scarf #7 was charted and cast on this morning. Cross your fingers for me, this one looks good so far.
Should it remain viable, I plan to offer it for sale through Ravelry. I need more yarn money!