Well, the design for Week Four is safely off to the test knitters, and I was noodling around with some sock yarn and beads, trying to come up with a stitch pattern for a lightweight scarf for Week Five.
A few inches into it I finally got into a groove, and found something I liked. You can see it in the top few rows, a kind of lace oval pattern.
"Hey, this is pretty easy!" I thought, which is a phrase that by now sets off all manner of alarms in my head. So, like a good little indie designer, I consulted Google.
Sure enough, someone has been here before me. Take a look at the Dewdrop Scarf by Charles Voth. Isn't it pretty? (Psst. AND available for free. I don't understand why there are only 3 projects on Ravelry for this pattern.)
My husband likes to frog my false starts for me. He says it's cathartic.