Thank you all for your advice on my chevron scarf. Just a quick post to let you know-it's over. We have ended our long term relationship amicably. After casting off, I lovingly bathed it in delicates and silk wash and then pinned it out in my work room upon 2 jazzercise towels. That was nice of me, hey? I'll post some pics of me in the obligatory chevron scarf pose tomorrow when it's dry.
My daughter wants me to knit her one in pinks, so we spent a while last night having a trawl through Ravelry, where, would you guess, there are 522 chevron projects currently on the go. Amazing. I love that place. Anyway, she picked the colourscheme she likes, from this knitter and I've put it on my (growing) shopping list for next Friday.
Thank you Green for your comment especially. I read them just after I cast off. 9 feet long is impressive though!!!!
By the way, this is my 100th post. Here's to the next 100!