In the past few weeks I've started knitting on no less than three new scarves. Each one is with fingering or finer weight yarn and only one is big needles. I am loving all of them, and I'm not much of a scarf knitter. However, since I keep on switching between the three not one is finished.
The first one is the Lace Ribbon Scarf from Knitty. I'm using my own handspun yarn, spun from some optim fiber dyed by The YoYo. Optim is seriously soft and drapey. It was loverly to spin, although if you don't like superwash merino, it might not become a favorite for you.
When I was about halfway through the Lace Ribbon Scarf, I was sorely tempted by some Cashmere. Specifically, some Plymouth Earth Ecco Cashmere that I got at the new LYS in town- CDA Yarn and Fiber. Fairly close to the day that I picked up the cashmere, I just happened to get Nancy Bush's new book, Knitted Lace of Estonia. It's fabulous. I was forced to start knitting the Peacock Tail and Leaf Scarf (Ravelry Link).
It is so, so soft. I have now reached the point on this where I'm deciding how long I want it to be, so I put it on the back burner and started yet another scarfy project. However, since there is no pictorial evidence of the third scarf, I'll save it for another day.