This is called Semele (you can find it on Ravelry here) and is knit in Indigodragonfly's Merino Silk 4-ply Sock yarn. This is lovely stuff to work with, very soft and the finished product has a wonderful sheen. In the right light, it will be almost iridescent The colour is called 20,000 Lawyers Under the Sea. Kudos to Kim for endless creativity and a spot of humour in naming her yarn. I'm undecided who is going to get this when it's done. It might end up under the tree for Christmas. Then again, I do like it so I might keep it.
This one is definitely going to be under the tree. Since I don't know if the individual in question reads this I'm going to be very vague about the recipient.
This is knit in a lovely baby llama from Illimani. According to their website, once llama has been "dehaired" (i.e. the coarse outer hair has been removed) the resulting fleece is as soft as cashmere, while being warmer, lighter and stronger than wool. I believe it. This is a fairly thick scarf but still has a lovely drape to it. Having worked with cashmere, I agree this is as soft and now that it's long enough to pool in my lap as I work, I can tell it will be very warm. I hope the recipient likes it. Apologies for the dog hair in the photo - some things you just can't get away from around here. Dog hair is one of them.
A last minute "gotcha", is my brother announced that he's moving in with his girlfriend. She's a lovely girl and I'm very happy that she'll be part of our family, but dammit, now that she's part of the family I have to figure her into the family knitting. I mentioned much earlier - last March I think, that all the women were getting scarfs for Christmas. I found out her favourite colour is pink so here we go - one more scarf to be done before Christmas in what is becoming my go-to scarf yarn CashSilk Lace by sweetgeorgia yarns. I figure since the rest of my shopping will be done online, I can spend the time I'd normally spend plowing through herds in a mall sitting at home and knitting.
Oh, and a pair of socks too! Recipient to be announced.
I can do this....I think.