Much too late I decided to knit Laura Chau's Just Enough Ruffles Scarf for my niece's 15th birthday tomorrow. The sun was rising when I finished it and apart from being so last minute, another trauma arose - I didn't have enough yarn to complete the pattern! But I found adding a couple of rows in white didn't look too bad, although I would have preferred it all one colour. And when I tried it on it felt very comforting and soft around my neck so I think I can call it a success and all it needs is for my niece to like it too. Being last minute also means I have to rely on the Royal Mail to get it there in time but I have to say they've not let me down in the past.
I bought this Rowan Cotton Rope yarn at a car boot sale a couple of years ago and it knitted up beautifully but I think next time I'll use a double knit for a softer, more open fabric. I enjoyed the pattern but at 5.00 am I thought I'd never finish casting off (binding off) the 600 stitches!