I've also discovered that I like playing with color. The two-color brioche scarves are even better than the shadow shawls, since they knit up so much more quickly. The one on the left was the first one that I knit, thought it would work well for one of my aunts. That opened Pandora's box to doing two more for my other aunts. The one in the middle I'm a bit uncertain about - it is "striking" - how many people want a striking scarf? I am also going to be working on a scarf for an aunt on the other side of the family - I can always gift that one instead of the striking scarf and make another.
Secondary result of knitting scarves for aunts - I've had numerous offers to become an adopted niece!