Pros : Yarns are from my Japan stash (yes, I have lots of red colored yarn in my stash). Although using up my precious Japan stash takes a lot of courage, I console myself that I can buy more yarn to replenish the stock. More pros : it's a fast knit, the rib pattern is masculine and simple enough, and the subtle color toning of the various shades of red definitely makes a statement without being too fussy.
Cons : Wonder if the chunky homespun look is too funky for DH?
Option 3 : A more traditional looking scarf, in leftover Rowan Cashsoft Aran in a dark slate gray, using a double moss stitch pattern for some texture.
Pros : Certainly classic enough. Understated elegance in a very comfortable yarn.
Cons : Don't know if I have enough of this yarn left... only 2.5 balls... thats like 220+ yds or so. Plus this will definitely take longer.
I tried various other combinations but the results of those are simply too ugly to be shown and are a testament to my lack of colour sense.
At this point, I remind myself that I'm overthinking this scarf and should probably just go have a cuppa tea and a soak in the tub.