I wanted to use yarn that was both economical for me (but I didn't want cheap, scratchy yarn) and easy care for the veteran who received the completed scarf. This is 100% acrylic by Lion Brand Yarns and is machine washable and dryable.
I love this knitting pattern. It's a variation on a rib stitch and so easy I can knit while watching tv or put it down at any moment (to run and rescue Mr. Lucky's shoes or my hat from Walter, for example) and know exactly where to start back up. For you knitters out there, cast on multiples of 3 plus 2. I casted on 32 for this scarf . Knit the first and last stitch and the pattern in between is knit, knit, purl. How easy is that! Makes a nice stretchy reversable scarf that is very warm. Now to add this to my charity box.
Walter went home last night. He was very glad to see his dad! As for me, I won't miss his drooling or his mischief but I will miss his sweet face.