[Tamar, it's peculiar - I have been relying on the email notification when someone posts to this thread and though your last post is dated Jan 14, I just got the notification on Feb 2....]
I am almost ready to begin my Latifah scarf. Alex's scarf is nearly finished, but requires a crocheted edge all around it and first I had to teach myself to crochet. Turns out to do the edging anyway is quite easy, but Alex is asleep now and I don't want to complete it using the yarn I have on hand until I know she'll like the colors. It's a cute scarf with random buttons sewn on for decoration at each end...if I can figure out how, I'll post a photo in the other forum thread. My knitting is a bit uneven, but the photo probably won't show that (I hope).
Once it's done, I'll probably switch between Latifah and the "Manly" scarft I promised my husband, so I don't think we'll be wearing them this winter (I'm soooo slow and it's been so mild some bulbs are starting to show.)
I appreciate your photos - and hints as you go along...
all the best,