However, I have got one gift all blocked and ready to go...here is the beautiful Miss Pink Mulberry Feather and Fan Scarf, which is the merino/silk blend from Candy Apple Lane. While the yarn had its own idiosyncrasies including being fuzzy during knitting and fusing a little, its softness and shine totally outweigh that. I was absolutely stunned by how well it blocked and it has totally transformed the scarf.
I've found this little pattern such a handy standby gift pattern that I'm going to be putting it up shortly as a free pattern on the A Passionate Yarn website (hopefully tonight!).