I decided that I have to use up the yarn in the house. The issue for me was that what I succumbed to every time I walked into a yarn store was a single skein of varigated sock yarn. I have been knitting socks but it will take the rest of my natural life to knit up all those skeins, one pair of socks at a time. I decided to knit a scarf and just start putting the skeins together and hope for the best.
I knitted this on size 3 US needles, with sock yarn, rarely a solid color. Once I got started and had a good bit of a "scarf" done, the largest strip with the yellow and white section in it, I realized that it was not going to be filmy enough for a scarf. I am always warmer than average, so I started just adding to it, picking up one side, knitting that way for a while, then binding off and picking up another side etc etc. I finally decided to quit when it was a large lap blanket.
Then I decided that it needed knitted on I Cord edging. Hmmmmm It was 1200 stitches around, each stitch of icord was really 4 stitches. 4800 stitches later I had edged it all. Now I am lost because I am not knitting and I am thinking I might start a second one.