After five days of knitting, I was able to finish the newest design. I blocked it Sunday night and went to bed pleased.
But when I woke up Monday morning and picked up the scarf, it immediately curled into a tight tube. I had expected some curling since there is so much stockinette. But I thought that the blocking should sort it all out. I was wrong. My heart sank. This has to be out by the 19th and here I was starting over. (I also needed to have a second sample mailed to another dyer by the Monday after Stitches West and it wasn't looking good.)
After panicking for a couple hours, I decided that based on my time and yarn constraints, this design is going to a garter stitch base. This picture shows day one of knitting. I'm on day three, and thanks to anti-inflammatories, I'll be done with this in one more day. It isn't exactly what I had envisioned, but now that I've passed the 3/4 mark, I have to say, it looks pretty good. I'm looking forward to seeing what it will look like when I finish blocking it.
Also, a shoutout to Cindy and Kourtney for helping out with sample knitting and testing. Thanks guys!