The first scarf I made from the book was the Shag Scarf. I started it rather carelessly and didn't count my rows properly, so it formed a curve and I had to go back to the beginning and concentrate properly. Once I'd made a row counter and paid attention to what I was doing, it was a fast and satisfying knit.
I often get a bit bored with garter stitch, and resentful of how much yarn it eats up, but I was so absorbed in picking up the stitches and forming the flaps that it flew by.
The yarn is Debbie Bliss's Maya (Soho in the U.S.). The colours are very subtle and are really shown off well because the scarf has so many edges. It's heavier than the prescribed yarn, so the scarf is wider and altogether more solid than anticipated but it still looks good, not out of scale. I made it a bit longer too.
I would like to make it in a very bright yarn next time and am mentally thumbing through my stash for the right yarn. I'm really looking forward to finding out what it looks like in other yarns from the other members of this knitalong.
This is a view of the back. More, and more pictures, on my blog.