A scarf is a tedious thing. It just goes on and on and on and ON. This makes it excellent for practicing lace knitting because by the end of the project you've only done the lace pattern repeat ten dozen times (or more!) and you've realized you are slowly learning how to 'read' lace. Or at least so shall I tell myself.
This scarf is the Tiger Eye Scarf found here on Ravelry. After knitting it at a much longer than recommended length as it was a birthday gift for a very tall friend, I still don't understand why it's called tiger eye. I think it looks like Owl Eyes. Everyone I showed it to thinks the same thing as well. The scarf is knit in two pieces that are then grafted together so when it's worn, the pattern shows correctly as it drapes down. I like this effect but I must say I experienced a bit of second sock syndrome when it came to knitting the second half!
They yarn is 'Good for Ewe Sultry Steps' in the Sugar Plum Colorway. The yarn is a blend of merino, nylon, and baby llama and despite having a bit of a haze it still allows the pattern to show. I chose this yarn mainly because of the baby llama because my friend I gave it to has a thing for llamas. When I went into my local yarn shop, I was a little concerned with my pariticular request of needing a yarn that was 'fingering weight, had baby llama fiber but not too fuzzy, AND it must be purple' but the employee only paused for a moment, blinked once or twice, and said:
'I've got the perfect thing.'