Now, I did consider frogging it but that would be rather painful given how much effort it's taken to do. Then I had a look on ravelry to see if anyone else had the same yarn in their stash and could be persuaded to sell it. Nope. Ok, how about a different colour?
Hmm, nope, not quite right. Needs something darker and more contrasty. I know!
Fab :-D The purple yarn is a little softer than the red because it's not spun as tightly (it's left over from my Capricious cardigan) I think if I do about 2 inches of the purple yarn then together with the 4 inches of red I'll have a nice looking scarf and it will be lovely and cosy for my Dad.
I'm hoping to finish it this week and get it posted it so I can do finished photos in a week's time after my parents have got their scarves. My Mum reads my blog so don't want her to know exactly what she's getting. If I can get the scarf finished fast enough I'll do some work on my crochet Christmas tree and then I'll have something to show off this friday. The ironing basket and housework will just have to wait, there's crochet to do! ;-)