Mind you, now that it is finally finished (and just under the wire, too: less than five minutes before Sunday night's 11:59 deadline), I seem to have put the agony of its creation behind me.
Check out my baby:
It's not perfect -- ideally, I'd like a few more repeats (mine is in-between sizes, see below) for a super-long scarf. And although I'm not usually keen on fringe, I might decide to add some later. But it's done.
A gratuitous close-up shot:
Pattern: House Scarves - Year 3/4 Scarf, by Lauren Kent (from Charmed Knits.
Yarn: Elann.com Superwash Chunky (discontinued); 5.5 skeins Moonlight Blue and 1 skein plus a few yards of Nutmeg
Needles: 4 mm/US 6 Addi Turbo 40 cm/16 in circular
Modifications: I cast on 57 stitches for the small size, and knit 16 repeats -- two more than the small, three less than the large. I did not include the fringe, but I'm thinking about doing so.
I might not be singing the blues anymore, but I'm in no hurry to knit another, either.