I started a scarf for my partner, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. The photo's a little dark -- I could use a little camera & photoshopping practice. It's not just the photo quality, though. The yarn doesn't showcase the pattern all that well.
Yarn: Adrienne Vittadini, Nadia, 50% alpaca / 50% wool
Needles: Size 9 Clover bamboo straights
Pattern: Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer(free pattern)
I swatched for this scarf in Noro Silk Garden, too. It looks lovely, but it feels awfully scratchy. Any opinions? Does Silk Garden soften up after washing enough to be wearable? If it does, I'll go with that, and come up with another use for the Nadia yarn.