For Christmas my wonderful mil gave me a gc to a lys by her house. I had mis-estimated how much what was in my arms and needed to spend the rest and she was already partly ringing me up so I just grabbed this one skein of drops yarn I had been eyeing earlier, but decided against. I am not sure why I didn't grab two, so I could make a pair of socks [oh how that other skein of something else called my name] but I have one lone skein of this in an orangey-rust color. So very pettable. It keeps telling me it wants to be a corkscrew scarf, like this, and I say to it . . But skein, that is so impractical! Yes, I know you are alpaca and soft and are closer to brown so you can go next to my face without making me look as if I am dying, but don't you think a scarf that is shaped to actually function would be better? No it says. I want to be a spiral swirly of lightness. How about this I tempt. . . No, it says, don't even go there. I know trying to force the yarn into something it doesn't want is asking for all the wrong things, but honestly, with one skein how much swirly scarf could I make? How much of my mouth/nose could it cover without making me look like a freak? I have these wussy little baby lungs that have to be coddled from the cold, so I actually *need* a scarf. I'm worried that it would end up too short, or that so much would have to be wrapped around my head that I will look . . strange. thoughts? Pattern links?