As promised, some photos of the post-mitten-tragedy healing project:
It's the Noro two color striped scarf, colorways 245 and 268, four balls. Photographing the colors accurately proved to be much more challenging than the knitting itself. The stripes that look black are really deep purple; otherwise, thanks some quality time spent in iphoto, I think I've got the rest of the colors about right.
Halfway through, I am bored, which I take as a sign that I have healed and am ready to start the Lilyfield Mittens.