I have finally used all 9 skeins of hand spun alpaca yarn, making items for our cousins. The final two items are another scarf in the medium/dark brown, and a mini/shawl in the darkest colour.
I get bored doing plain knitting, so another scarf with lacy designs and cables. It takes a little longer to make, but the constant changing pattern makes it more interesting.
Here's a close-up of the stitches.
For the final project, I dug out an oldie but a goodie. This closes with 3 buttons, and is worn with the opening to the back. It is wonderful to fill in an open neck winter coat. I still have mine that I made many years ago, although I haven't worn it for a long time - not necessary in the south. Some day we'll stop heading south for the winter, and then I'll enjoy wearing it again.
Check out all the knitted items shared at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.