Once again this year, I didn't have a Christmas gift for Katherine (the choir director/my boss at church) ready in time. So I offered to knit something, whatever she would like.
After some thought, she said she would like a scarf. She only had one scarf in vivid pink, but her two winter hats were blue and teal, so she never matched. So she would like a scarf to match her hats.
I chose some Simply Soft yarn by Caron from JoAnn Fabrics (again), because I always seem to go yarn shopping at awkward times when my LYS is closed, and I wanted something soft, machine-washable, with high yardage, and in a very particular colorway.
I felt very clever as I designed this scarf. One of Katherine's hats has a repeating 6-stitch cable pattern, and the other hat (which I knit for her last year) has a mock cable pattern. So I incorporated both in this scarf.
I had procrastinated on weaving in the damn ends, though, and only on Sunday morning, when I planned to bring along the scarf to give to Katherine, did I remember! Luckily, I had a couple moments to spare, so zip, zip, in went the ends, out came the camera, I wrapped up the present in tissue paper and yarn, and ran out the door.
Katherine seemed to like it. :) Happy ending.