So I went to buy the Aurora for Little Rivers today, and we were too busy for me to even be able think about my own knitting all day (not complaining, busy's GOOD!). I had to leave work early to go to the dentist, so I couldn't even shop after we closed. Boohoo. I still haven't made a decision on color, even though all of you seem to be mostly in agreement that I should go for the blue. Thank you for your votes! I will show you the yarn porn picture when I manage to actually buy the yarn.
In the meantime, of course, there's other knitting going on. I'm sure you all assumed that, huh?
I just finished a simple 1x1 rib scarf for a store sample:
This is knit on size 11 needles, using 4 skeins of Filatura di Crosa's Scozia Print. This bulky 100% cashmere yarn is wonderful to knit with, and the colors are really beautiful. It's a marled yarn, which means that the plies are different colors wrapped around eachother. But in this yarn, one ply changes color and the other doesn't, so you get a mostly-solid look with speckles of different colors. And the yarn is SO SOFT. It's amazing. Just flies off the needles.
Here's a closeup:
This color is perfect for a man's scarf, it's interesting without being loud and goes with almost anything. I may have to make one of these for my Dad, he'd love this color.