The Knit Simple magazine for Fall has some really simple scarf patterns, in fact I'm starting # 11 in the magazine tomorrow as we go down the road, if I can figure out how to cast on with a crochet hook. The scarf is knit in the round, but twisted 360 degrees right before joining the circle, and the crochet cast on holds the beginning stitches on a needle so that you can use the 3 needle bind-off. got lots of reading and studying to do in order to tackle these new stitches. But I love a challenge. Helps me mellow out my mind and avoid worry, every day has enough trouble of it's own, don't want to add to it.
I have an awesome gift arriving at my house in a few days - bought on ebay!!