It’s been far too long since I’ve put my needles to yarn and designed a knitting pattern. Feeling just a bit rusty but ready for the challenge. My first opponent, 80 yards of Noro Taiyo leftover from a Doublish Shawl, has only been mocking me from the stash since April 2012. I don’t know what it is about this particular cake of yarn but I just have to knit it all up. Other leftover balls have sat in my stash for years but they haven’t enticed me to knit them up with the same fervor. Maybe it’s the way the colors are presented or the silky hand of the cotton but I’ve been racking my brain to come up with a pattern for this yarn. 80 yards of fingering weight isn’t much to work with, after all, but I’ve relished the constraint. It’s made things so much more interesting. After much swatching and ripping (and even more swatching and ripping), I finally have a workable idea. Folks, I’m running with it. See you at the finish line.