Well, I have officially completed my 5 scarves for the Circles of Service at church :) This was my final one to complete and it's been sitting 75% in my bag since the end of October. You can't rush these things, you know...
Basketweave Crochet Neckwarmer which is a free pattern on Ravelry. I (obviously) modified it and made it longer to be a scarf instead of a cowl.
I made this scarf 72" long and it took 2 complete skeins of the yarn. Granted the variegated yarns come in a shorter skein, but this sucker has some serious heft to it from all that yarn. It's a very dense stitch so it would be great for really keeping you warm.
I'll have to make myself one from a better yarn later on - I love the pattern and it's really simple. Too bad I'm not completely in love with the result. I hope the recipient enjoys it though :)