I realised that the picture taken of the scarf in progress last night did not do it justice and so decided to try again this morning. This is what it looks like in the bright morning sunlight.
As you can see, it has grown. I have now knitted 5 1/2 repeats. The pattern is becoming easier as I progress, but I doubt I will ever be able to memorise all 10 rows of it.
This is what the yarn looks like in bright light. It really isn't quite as bright as the picture shows, but it shows the colour variation in the skein. I hope it's what my pal likes. Chris said of the scarf, "It's nice, not sure of the colour, though". Hmm... I guess it's a good thing he's not expected to wear it!