Here is something I was playing around with last night. I wanted to try something new after working on the sock, just to break the pace a little.
It is from an afghan pattern. It works up like your crochet mile a minute afghan.
I think it would make for a very nice first time scarf. What do you think?
Sorry if the red is not showing a good pic for you but I think you can get the jest of how the pattern looks.