"I'd love a nice big scarf."
I replied "You can help look for a pattern!" Later she texted several photos of wide scarfs. I replied "pick one." Whoosh, she sent a picture of a long purple wrap with a caption "Free Knitting Patterns, Cowls."
I was relieved to find the pattern, thrilled it required bulky weight yarn, and surprised it was only stockinette! OOPS!!! It was not until later that I learned this pattern actually uses worsted weight yarn. At the time, I looked at many patterns and confused this with another!! I was rushing to get this taken care of while getting ready for work. No waste on haste though!
Previous to my error in yarn weight: I had just ordered her 4 skeins of House of A La Mode (Into the Woods and Dew) from Happy Knits but it was the wrong weight for this. I started looking for bulky cashmere/merino yarn and sent her some links.
I got another text from Daughter-who-doesn't-knit:
"My fav is still the one you bought initially."
I knew exactly what she was referring to and the yarn search was over! She was referring to House of A La Mode's Od'e to Anthro. It was my very first purchase several months ago in bulky and dk weight. I bought this colorway thinking my daughters would love it and they do!
I'm happy that Daughter-who-doesn't knit remembered it. She gets the bulky weight! Daughter-who-knits will get her bundle of Od'e to Anthro in the dk weight on the 4th of July!
I only had 4 skeins in the bulky so Daughter-who-doesn't-knit ordered the last 7 skeins from Happy Knits. They arrived quickly and I noticed right away they were from various batches so I will take some time to arrange the skeins for the best color pattern.
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