Thank you all for your kind thoughts and condolences. My family spent a quiet week together remembering my father. I am very lucky to have a strong, close family and we took comfort in each other's company.
As we did during our many, long months in hospitals and nursing homes, we sat and knit together. I cast on and finished "Turbulent Indigo" in a few days.
It is named for a favorite Joni Mitchell song and album. The patterning and colors remind me of the song. The name also seems appropriate for those difficult days when it was knit.
I cast on 240 (ish) stitches and knit from end to end to allow the striping of the yarn to run vertically on the scarf.
I knit until the yarn ran out. Using 4 oz. of handspun yarn, the resulting scarf is roughly 5.5"x64". It is adequate for my somewhat less than statuesque height.
DD#1 did a nice job modeling while we waited for her sister to get ready for school this morning.
Pattern: My own.
If anyone is interested I will write it up and offer it as a freebie here. I wrote the pattern up this afternoon, it is in the sidebar.
Yarn: Handspun from 4 oz. of Knitterly Things Vesper Roving, 100% BFL, colorway "Afterglow". The yarn is a bit itchy, so the scarf will mostly be worn over coats.
Needles: US 7
Finished Size: 5.5"x64"
Thank you again for your kind, supportive comments. They really meant a lot to my family and me.