Quick post: Here is a scarf I made a while back. I thought it was really cute, but I didn't have the colors in my wardrobe, so I changed it to colors that I did. The pattern is in The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stroller. She has some other cute patterns in there that I haven't had the opportunity to try. B's mother really likes the drawn guides for the patterns called crochet charts. They can be much easier than learning (or until you learn) the short names for the stitches.
Anyway, what do you think?