I have some finished objects to report! Some are old- can't remember if I ever posted photos or not...
First up are the socks I finished on the way back from Michigan. I love them, despite the waaay too pointy toe on one of the socks. I got the yarn at Taos Wool Festival this year, and based the socks on a pair the seller had for sale in their booth. This is Plain and Fancy Sheep and Wool yarn, a sport weight merino wool. These folks raise the sheep, shear the sheep, spin and dye the wool. FABULOUSO. But, they're pretty thick socks and are very toasty, so this wimpy winter we're having probably won't allow me to wear these a whole lot. I love them anyway.
My Flora from Knitty! I love love love this. It's 100% pima cotton and the yarn is so incredibly soft it's just unbelievable. This pattern was quick, satisfying, and I wear it all the time. It's the perfect thing to throw on when you need a tiny bit of warmth, and I love that it's so neutral- the off white means I can wear it with anything. This is a winner.
Finally, my Tilli Thomas Disco Lights Scarf. I love this. The yarn is 100% silk with matte sequins in the same bright blue strung throughout. I did a modified version of the Airy Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, and I am really happy with the result. This yarn was obscenely expensive, and I don't think I'd buy it again- I had a hard time figuring out what to make with this yarn, given the limited yardage I had (one ball has 175 yards and retails for $38- YIKES! What was I thinking???) You really need more yarn to make something spectacular- this would make a gorgeous wrap or camisole for special occasions- but alas, that makes the price absolutely rediculous. Still, I love the color and the way the scarf turned out... just don't think I'd do it again is all.