Just updating everyone on my progress. After some debate, I think I've decided on the scarf pattern, and I'm planning to order the yarn in the next couple of days. But first---I've pretty much decided on knitpicks Andean silk, which is "55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool" according to their catalogue. It seems like it would be a nice blend of warm, soft, and pretty. But, I've never used it before. Has anyone else tried it? Any comments anyone?
Regarding the hat, I'm still deciding (which is part of why I haven't ordered the yarn yet, since I'd like to get for both at the same time). I was planning to make the hat from the same yarn.
Since I'm still finishing up Christmas projects, I'm definitely not going to get to start this until December 26, but don't despair, pal. My company is closed the week between Christmas and New Year (yay!), so I'm sure I'll be able to get it finished by Feb! And in the meantime, I'm inspired by, if also a little jealous of, everyone who's either finished or looks to be well on their way.
Take care and happy knitting,
Kim in South NJ