But, while I was doing that it occurred to me that I had the perfect yarn for one of the patterns sitting out on my project table in my studio. The yarn is Squooshy by Zen Yarn Garden and I had pulled all the skeins in my stash out when I was looking for yarns for multi-colored shawls. So I caked that skein up and loaded the pattern into knitCompanion and cast on. It is one of those one skein shawlettes that you knit from the bottom edge up, so you have to cast on a lot of stitches. I like a long tail cast on, and don't like working from both ends of the skein at the same time (tried that once on another project), and I'm reasonably good at estimating how much yarn I will need, and I don't mind taking more than one try to get there. I came up just a little short on the first go, but easily made it the second. I also looked through my stash and think I've found yarn for the other project. Even though I have a couple of other WIPs going I wanted something small, easy and reasonably quick to knit. This pattern was inspired by the show Game of Thrones.
Pattern: Dragon Tooth Shawlette by Amy Loberg
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Squooshy in Twilight
Needle: US 6 (4.0 mm)