There have been some very interesting guesses! Some of them were right!
The yarn I will be using for the finished item is Zauberball by Schoppel-wolle in Stonewashed.
It has the slow color changes I love, in a fairly subdued (for me) denim blue color. The color ranges from palest faded blue jeans to deep almost-black navy.
I am working on two other projects as well, one is in a deep red, the other in teal. I am just past the half way point on each.
The image above is another sneaky photo, a swatch I made for the red project.
The teal project is a hat and scarf for my Farrow Rib set, that will be listed with Knit Picks when it is finished. The hat is done, the scarf JUST over half done. I like a good long scarf.
The yarn is a yummiliscious color called Aegean in Knit Picks Gloss HW
If I had focused on one object at a time, I would be done with one and partway with the next, but I really need to switch between needle sizes and even yarn-flexibility to keep my hands going longer. The red is cotton on #4s, the Zauberball is crochet on a G hook, and the teal is Aran weight yarn knit on #8's (or were they 9's? ).
This week I had to take a day off knitting when my right shoulder seized up and my upper arm felt like I had been lifting weights all day, instead of just a knitting needle. I wonder if the high muscular pain levels of fibromyalgia have anything in common with the lactic acid build up athletes get in their muscles? It feels identical to the way I felt the day after rock climbing, in my well-spent youth.