I've finished my Hitchhiker Scarf! I've had my eye on the pattern for a while and when I saw a KAL was happening in the GothSocks group on Ravelry, I was helpless to resist! The pattern is simple but clever and addictive, once I had about 15 points I rationed myself to knitting 2 points a day to ensure I got other things done - otherwise I would have neglected everything else and knit this all day! I got 40 points in total, I've got a small ball of yarn left but my scales are broken so I don't know exactly how much but I would guess about 3 grams.
The yarn is a delight to knit with and the colours are beautiful and so bright! I know some people are not big fans of garter stitch but I love it, it's so squishy and warm.
I blocked it in the sunshine on Saturday morning, it dried in record time - in fact I spent longer looking for my blocking pins than it took for the scarf to dry. I looked and looked, couldn't find them, used dressmaking pins instead, remembered they were in a safe, sensible place in my knitting bag which is so unusual for me I didn't even bother looking there. I scare myself sometimes.
Here I am wearing it, taking my own photo so it's not perfect but I can't tell you how much I love this, I might even break my 'never knit the same pattern twice' rule for it!