I blocked the faggotted scarf from Victorian Lace Today. It started out at 62" x 10" and ended up as 84" x 13". I could have stretched it more but I didn't particularly think it would gain from it, and it's not a good idea for me to spend too much time hunched over a lot of pins, so I let it go at that.I don't feel hugely pleased with this: I had higher hopes of it. But I think for what I had in mind I should have used a different yarn, and as it is I think the yarn is the best thing about it, so in the end I'm not complaining. It's sock yarn from the Yarn Yard, in crocus colours. I think my friend will like the scarf, which is actually more important. I will parcel it and the Scaruffle up and send them off. Again, the really vivid violet is missing from these photos.
I have cast on twice for the Drifting Pleats scarf, but haven't been paying sufficient attention either time. I have now copied out the instructions in large print and with lots of gaps so that I can focus better on what I'm trying to do. That should help.
And I see what everybody means about the Forest Canopy Shawl - it's very moreish, isn't it? I've had to rip it back a couple of times, because I've insisted on knitting it in a bad light and when watching something very interesting on the television, but I can't put it down. I should knit the All Seasons Cotton sweater when I'm doing that, but I haven't. I'm using Fyberspates' lovely Blue Faced Leicester sock in Lagoon, but I think I'm going to run out.