All of us knitters have vacation yarn - those skeins we buy while on vacation as a memento. I really try to focus on local dyers when shopping for vacation yarn - picking up something that I can't find anywhere else. This beautiful Pink Carrots yarn was bought in the town of Ketchikan while taking an Alaskan cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. It was time to use the yarn since we are celebrating 16 years of marriage this week.
My daughter is still into bright colors and requested a long infinity cowl with the yarn. She turns 10 very soon and it seemed like a good reason to knit something for her.
I decided on the Twisted Ribber Neckwarmer pattern. I did change up the stitch pattern based on another knitter's notes - my changes are on my Ravelry project page.
Even though her birthday is next week, she wore it to school today with a bright yellow shirt - only she can pull off those colors. I found the red color so difficult to photograph; the yarn is definitely is more red than pink.