Halloween is a really big deal in my family. It's definitely the biggest holiday of the year for us, and I may or may not have Halloween decorations up in my room year-round. If you remember my last "Feeding the Stash" post, over the summer I bought three skeins of yarn because "it looks like Halloween." I fell in love with a shop sample of Rockslide, and I really love the concept of reversible or garter-based crescent shawls. So I bought this yarn with the idea of making myself a new scarf for Halloween, with no plan other than it being garter-based, nearly reversible, and crescent shaped.
Despite only having those three criteria, it actually took me a while to find something that felt right for this yarn. But then Hop Brook came out, and it ticked all my boxes. It's not as reversible as I thought I wanted, but it's otherwise just as I imagined, and I think it will size up really well.
Despite having a crap ton of stuff that I should be working on (the white garter stitch, pattern samples, mum's sweater, and, oh yeah, Xmas is approaching), I'm really excited to see how this scarf turns out. I'm probably going to have to make a strategic plan very soon to tackle my WIP situation and get some kind of realistic schedule for Xmas and pattern samples, but that's a challenge for Future Kat, and for now I'm really enjoying this project and watching those fantastic autumn colors change.