A lady at work asked for a red and purple ruffled scarf , since they don't make it I had to hold together red and purple sashay yarn. She loved it! But I told her if any of the other ladies in her club want one they would be 25 dollars each because it was such a pain to do !
I also think $ 25 dollars makes it a real bargain. ( I'll take two please )... Just kidding. Your work is beautiful, I'm sure it was a pain to knit. I would just nicely say you have other things you want/need to knit. Your friend is a lucky woman.
it is beautiful. I made some of these scarfs using a single skein. I gave two away to the ladies that work at my automotive service area. They liked them. I was asked to bring in more. I them sold 4 more for $20.00 a piece. I was happy that they liked them and were willing to pay me for them.