Without too much detail, I'll say I finished the "sampler scarf." Like an old-fashioned cross-stitch sampler, I wanted it to contain much practice for me, a beginner, especially on changing colors and incorporating a little bling. Just a little.
The family members think it's quite pretty. I think it's rather garish, but I did try to limit myself to a handful of yarns ... I hope it has a "theme."
I did a little hemstitch with some youtube assistance on the tassel edges.