My super-simple scarf got quite a bit longer last night thanks to a nice chilled evening spent watching rubbish films and knit knit knitting with the giant yarn-egg sitting on the sofa with us like a cat.
I have made some scarves before, during a brief bit of knitting-enthusiasm whilst at University. This was before knitting became anything like being "cool" and most of my friends looked at me like I was a crazy old woman, but I managed to knit four whole scarves before I lost interest and took up some other activity (it was probably baking: I baked a lot of cakes at Uni).
Rather marvelously, at least two of the scarves are still in regular use. I wear my "test" scarf all the time (sometimes even whilst knitting!) and feel very proud of it despite all the dropped stitches and other dodgy looking sections. My sister wears hers too... ... she requested something "sparkly" and got it, thanks to some lovely silver-threaded black yarn from John Lewis. This was definitely a good lesson in how it pays to invest in special yarn, as people ask her all the time where she got it and they cannot possibly be commenting on my knitting skills!