I've really surprised myself by enjoying adding beads to my knitting! It's something I have wanted to try for a while, but have been put off by thoughts that it would be fiddly and annoying. What a surprise, that I really didn't find it that way! I think it helped that the construction of Knit Night (by Louise Zass-Bangham) means that the beading soon gets separated by long stretches of knitting, so you're not picking up and putting down the crochet hook too often.
The other thing that was a pleasant surprise was the length of the finished scarf. I've made scarves from one skein of sock yarn before and felt that they were just a bit too short, but this is perfect. As you can see here, it's wrapped around a few times, but look how long it is if you only wrap it round once:
It's massive! And really easy to wear.
The pattern includes various options for customising your scarf. I went for beads all round the edges, and an unbeaded eyelet border. My one criticism of the pattern would be that there are so many possibilities that it becomes a little hard to navigate, and for a beginner it might be tricky to work out where the instructions start. If you've knitted a few shawls and scarves though, this probably won't bother you.
Scooter was pretty determined to get in on the photography too!
The Juno Fibre Arts Alice Sock is perfect for a scarf or shawl - just buttery soft and with a light halo. Some of the fibres shed a little while I was knitting, but no more than I would expect from such a soft blend of fibre. I don't think I would use this yarn for socks however, as I'm not sure how well it would hold up in shoes, and I feel that the fabulous drape and softness of the knitted fabric would be completely wasted on my feet!
For more details on my finished scarf, head over to my Ravelry page: JenACKnitwear's Knit Night Scarf. It's been a productive fortnight, so there's another post on its way about some socks...