Swatching for color only. On the top, at left, Cascade 220 The Heathers, color 9408 "Cordovan"; on the right, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, color 6280; in the middle is the Lana Grossa Royal Tweed. I know which one *I* like best. Swatching for gauge is next, which will probably be followed by seaming of sleeves, lots of trying on, measuring and contemplating, and then a bunch of math.
This morning, I soaked and pinned out the hand-to-hand portion of the Hand-to-Hand Aran for blocking. When I do eventually pick up stitches to knit the body, this baby is going to be way too bulky for portable knitting. I've cast on some Silk Garden for a pair of EZ's Mitered Mittens to remedy that problem.
The weekend was filled with family, football (yay Brett Favre!), and knitting.