I feel like I’ve been showing you the same scarf a lot lately, but I thought I might get away with one more post before it gets really old. And, I wanted some knitting content to prove that I haven’t been neglecting the needles in favor of the loom.

Here’s the scarf after blocking. It’s about 6 feet long.

The color repeats show up better with a little less sun. (I’m not going to complain about sun, though! It was beautiful yesterday.)

It’s funny; I specifically chose this pattern for the “Y” shape on the front, but now that it’s blocked, I think I like the reverse side better.

To say that this yarn bloomed would be a bit of an understatement. Can you see all that fuzz? Note to self; when you think you’re spinning too tight, spin it just a little tighter. I love the softness, but I’m a little worried that this will be a fragile yarn. We’ll have to see how it wears.

This scarf looks so fluffy and deep. The brioche stitch makes it 3 or 4 layers thick, but when you hold it up to the light, it changes from thick and fluffy to almost lacy.

I’ll be glad to pull this one out again in the fall. I’ll also be glad to be able to pull this out:

I’ve made it to the elbow on the handspun sweater. I can’t get this color to photograph properly. It apparently can’t decide if it’s grey or deep chocolate brown. It’s warm, whatever color it is. This is not a fabric that understands the word “drape” by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s not stiff, either. It should make a good, solid, coat-like sweater. I’m feeling indecisive about the body; I almost think that I should make it open-fronted, more like a jacket. But then, I wear pullovers almost exclusively. I wouldn’t want it to be so warm that I can’t wear it, but we keep our heat low and we’re moving to Wisconsin. My original design was definitely a pull-over, but open-fronted might work….

Fortunately, I still have a sleeve and a half to dither over it. The knitting is flying along, since I’m getting about 3 rows to the inch, but it’s also killing my hands. I hate to stop once I find time to knit, but I can only get 2 or 3 inches done before I have to put it down. I think I might need a lighter project to work on in between…