The Manos Vintage Velvet scarf is done for my Red Scarf Project 2007 donation. I'm thinking I can probably find some more stash yarn and crank out a couple more scarves by the first of the year. The two skeins of Manos were as different as night and day. The first skein was spun to perfection, had a nice sheen and luster and was beautiful. This being my first experience with Manos, I absolutely loved it. The second skein was totally different, barely spun, rough, much more rustic. Not so in love with that one. I see why, if you're making a sweater, you need to switch skeins every two rows. I think as a scarf, it is very passable, but you are now forewarned!
I also blocked Kate and will begin assembly hopefully this week. The white cotton top-down pullover is so near completion, I just have to get to it.
I did start the Noro striped scarf. I'm using Noro Silk Garden in two colors, #270 and #84. Although Silk Garden isn't the softest yarn I've ever knit with, I very much like its texture, color change, and earthiness of it. The beauty and interest in the scarf is in seeing how the colors change as you knit along. It's a very simple 1 x 1 rib with change of colors every other row. A sweater would be beautiful in this color change system. No pooling I don't think. I'm blaming this scarf for not completing the white cotton pullover.
I'm really eager to begin some fall knitting. Planned are Monkey Socks, Tangled Yoke Cardi, and maybe a trendy long cardi. Problem is, I'm just so fickle. My queue in Ravelry is constantly changing as I see something that I have to put near the top, pushing other favorites back. A perfect example is I just received Phildar Tendances #460, which is full, I mean full, people, of patterns I love. Sheesh, what's a girl to do?