This was a difficult project for me. I started a scarf for Marina in Homespun's red apple, since red is her favorite color. I was working it in a K1P1 rib, which is a pattern her mother had done for her. All very well and fine, but then she wanted it mixed with purple. The purple was a little subdued, and the red was bright. But it turned out alright.
When I showed it to my knitting buddies they asked if she was a Red Hatter. Aaargh! Marina is two decades to being a red hatter. And given she is originally from Russia, I let her know about Red Hatters, just in case anyone might stop her and ask that question.