This is the first wearable thing that I've made for myself (I'm not including baby hats that turned out too big and that I now, occasionally, wear). I set out to make this scarf for me and guess what? I wear it proudly.
I found this pattern in More Last Minute Knitted Gifts, by Joelle Hoverson. I used big needles (I think they were 15s) and super bulky yarn (I chose Lion Brand's Hometown USA in denim).
It was really fun to do! I liked following a more "complicated" pattern than just knit, turn and purl. You know. It was different. And I was very fond of the lace look throughout the process. This scarf looks like nothing I've ever knit before.
I started on a Thursday evening and finished by Sunday evening. I really only knitted at night after the kids went to bed (maybe I put in 1 hour during the day on Saturday. Can't remember for sure.). By the time I was finished, my back was really sore, particularly on the left side. Does anyone else ever have knitting soreness or injuries?!?! I blame it on the large needles and super bulky yarn.