Well, to be honest, starting from the second one, this pattern is not challenging anymore. However, I do like the feeling of the rib stitch pattern. The scarf feels thick and cozy. My only worry is that my GMIL is really petite and the scarf may be really too long for her. Now, I just have to crochet some more of those flower pins, and then I can send them all to France.
Then it would be the scarves for my parents. For these, I have changed my mind so many times. At first, I found the seaman's scarf and really like it. As a matter of fact, I bought the yarns, Peruvian Collection Baby Cashmere, based on this pattern. Then, gradually realizing that I might not have too much time, I resolved to use the fingering yarns to knit another 2 Windy City Scarves. This is of course not a very welcoming thought. So, I kept on searching and ... I found this. The Bowtie scarf is just perfect for me - the garter stitch is quick and easy and it is a new pattern for me. I just double the yarns and use US5 needle.
I am now comfortably confident I can finish the scarves for my parents before Chinese New Year. I hope this would bring them a nice surprise. They have no idea I have taken up knitting again. I have sent them the picture of my MIL wearing the scarf, but I didn't tell them I knitted it.