1. Manos is generally a pleasure to work with although this skein had a fair amount of thin bits compared to its usual thick and thin style.
2. There are huge variations within the same colourway, making it difficult to order online. I ordered colourway #113 - wild flowers - and it was markedly darker than the #113 I've seen in others' projects.
3. Manos can be a dirty yarn that benefits from a soak before blocking.
4. It grows and softens during blocking.
5. The Herringbone Rib stitch shows off the variegation nicely, and although different on each side, each side is nice looking. I would call it an acceptable reversible scarf stitch. I've had many requests for the pattern, so I'll try and write it up in the New Year.
6. I found it an easier, faster knit than the Herringbone stitch of "My So-Called Scarf," often seen online (link on my sidebar).
Oh no, my stash is now Manos-less! Have to work on that one.
Some of us are going to attempt a New Year's trip to B'Ham, our family tradition. As the kids have gotten older not everyone comes along, but I'm not ready to give it up as it's usually a wonderful time celebrating with Seattle friends and fellow knitters. It does seem a bit overwhelming given my becrutched state. My motivation is a visit to Bellingham's newest yarn shop, Marilyn's. Too bad they don't carry Manos.
Happy New Year!