Per normal, I wound my ball on the train into work. Normally my yarn balls are, well, normal size. I mean, a ball of sock yarn only gets so large if wound from a hank. This was enormous. I wonder what people thought as we were snapping a picture of the yarn.
I started the scarf the morning of the Friday show, and was more than halfway done that day. I showed it to our Turpin and he loved it and wanted a bit more length, so I took out the cable I put in the end, and knit until I had only a few grams left (thank goodness for a digital scale), and added the cable and last bit of ribbing back in.
The finished scarf is about 4 inches or 5 inches wide and about 64 inches long.
The project was simple, a long ribbed scarf with a single reversible cable on each end about 3 or 4 inches from the end. It took a single skein of Magnum.
Now, in the last year or so there were a couple of super bulky cardigans using this yarn, which felt like they were completely out of my price range. If the sale is still going on, I still love the sweater (the one I'm thinking of is a cabled sweater from Vogue Knitting that used three skeins of this stuff). However, the yarn itself was pretty hairy, soft and squishy which is good, but had a tendency to leave little hairy yarn particles on my clothing as I was working it. I don't know if worked up and blocked it would be better, but it might be easier to take a bulky spun yarn (rather than a huge underwoven single) and double strand it for the same effect.