I think it's going to be a handsome scarf. It has the look of cabling without the cables, and the pattern is actually quite easy as long as I keep up with where I am (thus the stitch markers and a post it note on my pattern). I decided to knit four repeats instead of three.
I've also been eyeing some fancy stitch markers. I know that most are not very expensive, but I also know that I have some beads that I thought would look pretty as such, and I really should do something with them instead of leaving them in a box. So I found a do-it-yourself tutorial on making stitch markers and ran to get a few supplies that I was missing (mainly, the head pins and mini toggles). I made nine of them in a little over an hour. They might be too long for some projects, but I bet they'll be just fine for others.
The ones on the top have little frosted plastic trumpet beads that I got from Beadbox (Janet Coles Beads, no longer in business, sadly). They had some very beautiful beads, and the most wonderful catalogs. Several friends and I would just sit and drool over them, imagining what we might order if we'd won the lottery. They had some very beautiful beads, and I really liked the jewelry models in their catalogs and her Book of Beads. I still have a few leftover beads, so I'm sure I'll be making a few more stitch markers in the future.