I have finished the Column of Leaves scarf. I was a bit uneasy about the blocking and even found myself trying to convince me that I didn't REALLY need to. boy was I wrong. Prior to blocking, the scarf still looked great, but after the blocking was done, I jut looked at it and thought, "Okay, I get it!" This scarf pattern was a bear at first, but in the end, it taught me more than I ever thought. Becuase I had to pay such careful attention to what I was doing, I really learned what the different stitches look like, I learned how to undo completed stitches, even the more complicated ones (i.e., SKPSSO) without jacking up the finished product, and I learned a little bit about not panicking... That last one still needs a little work. When you see five stitches fall off your needle, it's hard to keep a cool head as you watch them shrink. ;-)
In any case, here are the FO pics.