Last week, I mentioned that I had to have my gallbladder removed. Because I was getting stressed about the surgery (I also mentioned in a post that I was diagnosed with medical PTSD a while ago), I started knitting.
No matter. To deal with the anxiety, I started a cool knitting project. I wanted to make a scarf, but I have about a billion scarfs, so I wanted something different. I found this pattern on knitty.com, which is an ultra-cool site that has a lot of nifty patterns. The scarf is worked in entrelac, and I've never worked a pattern in entrelac, but it's not nearly as difficult as it looks.
The pattern also works great with some yarn that I bought that had no specific intention for, a new line of yarn (I think it's new) by Vickie Howell, the host of the show Knitty Gritty. I can't find the wrappers for the yarn, but I think it's the "Love" line. I got it at JoAnn Fabrics for like, $4 a skein, so the price was right. I'm not sure yet how many skeins I'm going to need, but I don't think it'll be more than 6 or so.
The gallbladder surgery went well, so hopefully my anxiety will start to abate. Til then, though, I'll just keep working on my scarf.