After being in the knitting doldrums for quite a while, I finally got inspired by my friend Scott's great Malabrigo Linen Stitch Scarf pattern. The kit comes with 14 pre-measured balls of yarn, and the pattern, while simple, knits up into really interesting cloth with great color transitions. The scarf is knit long-wise on 300 stiches. (The cast-on is a pain in the butt, frankly.)
I still have to block the scarf, but I think I look rather dapper modeling it.
Now I'm working on another scarf for a friend in four different shades of purple, some solid, some variegated. For this one I cast on 360 stiches, and I plan to make it an inch or two wider, since I have more than enough yarn.
I'm excited to get this off the needles, as the next scarf is for me again, all in great shades of blue. Who knows, with the extended winter we've had here in Minnesota this year, I may still have a chance to wear it. (But I sure hope not.)