I finished a few projects. First, a cowl that I test knit. The original was done in three different sock yarns (all speckled). I used these 7 mini skeins:
Here are two views of the finished project. I am very happy and the designer is as well.
My happiest FO is a scarf that I started in November 2011. It is a simple scarf, the ball band pattern from Kid Silk Haze Stripe. It is hard for me to believe it took so long -- dumb enough to be tv knitting, but the KDS is hard to knit without looking. It is a bit over 6 feet long.
Now I'm focusing on a test knit sweater. It's top down and I just split the body from the sleeves, and the most complex work is done.
Of course, this means I'm itching to cast on something new before I meet my commitment.