When it came time to write a blog post tonight, I did something I have almost never done before, but that some others write that they do all the time: I sat and stared at the screen trying to think of something to write. So I'm crying uncle and slapping up this photo of the scarf in progress, and going to bed.
I've separated the red and the blue seed stitch with a couple of gold garter ridges. I hope it's a pleasing combo in the end. Right now I'm not so sure I like it. The scarf will be about 2/3 blue, with just a touch of gold and a red stripe down one side. Could be interesting and great, or could be weird. I hope it's not the latter. I'm too tired, sore (from a killer workout at the gym) and wrung out to make a decision about it right now.
(Morning-after addition: The yarns are Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Fired Brick and Saffron, and Mission Falls 1824 in Denim. I cast on 293 stitches, using a US 9 needle, which I hope will result in a scarf approximately 60 inches long. In the morning light, I really do like the color combo.)