I admit I am a little disappointed in the yarn. I imagined a heavier weight, and silkier feel. It's very light, kind of sticky (especially on my dry fingers), and a little bit scratchy (I should have known better -- it is 100% wool) -- my first disappointment in Knit Picks. I am hoping it blocks up better than it looks and feels right now because this is an awful lot of work for a scratchy, ugly scarf. I am knitting this pattern and I admit that it has taken me, oh, 250 rows to memorize the pattern (I'm just a little slow!). The pattern is pretty, I'm just not sure this was the right yarn for it. I'm going to probably double the length it is right now, or at least finish the skein and get it in the mail to send to Maryland by early next week.
The color is more realistic, I think, in the second pic. It's a miserable cloudy day here today so there is no good light.
My read this week is still Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.
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