My two knitted gifts have been received by their new owners - so here they are for you to see.
The Checkerboard Scarf, made using 70% merino wool 30% silk blend bought from the Old Bus Depot Markets. Knit over (what seemed like) millions of hours, but admired and appreciated by the recipient. It is a lovely soft yarn that drapes beautifully. It can be worn as a scarf, but is also wide enough to be worn as a wrap.
The Horizontal Rib Scarf (from One More Skein by Leigh Radford - borrowed from the A.C.T library), made using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8 ply 100% wool. To fit the almost 400 stitches, I knit this on circular needles. The casting on and off seemed never-ending, but only 25 rows were needed so really it knit up very quickly.