Flash forward to my new book. Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant. The book is brilliant, packed with patterns for gloves, bags, scarves, shawls, lamp shades, and of course socks. There is a Noro scarf that I am so going to knit. Anyway, the "19th-Century Honeycomb Stitch Scarf" caused my little felted heart to go pitter-pat. It was exactly the pattern I wanted for my thick and thin yarn.
My first cast on was on 9 straight needles and it was just to tight. I frogged my first attempt and pulled out the big guns, a set of 11s. I also decreased the cast on by 7 stitches. In four short nights I had a new, wildly garish scarf. I am in love with the silly thing. Trust me you can't miss me flying my new green scarf, I love scarves.