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After literally years, I've finished "my so-called scarf". I always thought the name was funny because, you know, it is a scarf. I think the "so-called" was meant to modify "my" ;-) Anyway: I knit it in the originally specified Manos de Uruguay in Wildflowers, using US size 10 needles and two skeins of yarn. It's currently blocking on the floor of my study, but here are some pre-blocking photos.
I tried binding off the usual way, but it splayed the end of the scarf; this stitch has a tendency to draw in. After some experimentation I did an Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn bind-off on the reverse side, pulling it fairly snug as I went. I'm pretty pleased with the result. It doesn't exactly match the cast-on end but it's pretty close! Can you guess which end is which?
Okay: down to 15 WIPs. That's not really that impressive, is it. Gotta knock down a few more before I let myself cast on again :-)