So even though there's been stretches of two or three whole days when I haven't been crocheting or knitting lately, I've still made considerable progress on my crochet scarf. It's actually my only current work in progress, which makes me think I should probably find something new to cast on soon, since I'm pretty close to finishing this ball of yarn!
I also have to confess: although I love working with this yarn, I fricking hate put-ups of yarn like it. I spent over a half hour this morning untangling a messy alpaca-silky knot that spontaneously formed when a big chunk of the yarn fell off the ball. Although balls like this are convenient for casting on new projects since they don't involve winding off a skein, I find that skeins are prettier and yarn cakes are much easier to manage. And that is totally worth the inconvenience of winding.
Oh well - it's looking very pretty, and I'm finally falling into a rhythm with my crocheting. I'm excited to see how it blocks out!