Friday, I started My So-Called Scarf with the Malabrigo worsted I bought in Santa Cruz. I'm finding it impossible to photograph the color of this yarn - it's absolutely luminous, so deeply saturated with color that the camera can't figure out to do with the excess. This blue makes all other blues look anemic in comparison. The pattern is perfect for this yarn, and so far it's a fast knit.
I haven't done anything snazzy except to add a slipped stitch at each edge. I was worried that the color wasn't interesting enough for a scarf, since most people tend to use Manos or Malabrigo in handpainted colorways, but no, everything about this scarf - texture, stitch definition, color, softness - is perfect. I love it when that happens!
This yarn makes me tempted to buy enough for a sweater. Mmmmm.
I have been productive on old projects, too. The pink sweater has been languishing on the needles since April of last year, so I figured it was time to sew it up. I forgot how much I enjoy the yarn - it's mostly cotton, but it has a soft halo because of the cashmere. I have some buttons for it already, and all that's left is sewing up the other sleeve and picking up the button band. I know I probably should have done that first. Oh well!