Kudos to those of you who correctly guessed that my mystery knitting was a Dr. Who scarf. You were correct.
I've completed approximately one quarter of the scarf. Originally I was going to follow the pattern on the left, but after finishing half of this, I realized it would be a short scarf - short at least in terms of a Dr. Who scarf which normally measures somewhere between 9-12 feet in length depending upon which season you're watching. Now I'm going to make the really long scarf (or at least as long as my yarn stash allows). That means that I've switches to the layout of the pattern on the right.
Primogeniture is quite pleased with the progress. I love that he wants a hand knit scarf - more so that he wants a Dr. Who scarf. Hopefully I can finish it and get it to him before this Northeast winter thaws and he'll be able to wear it this winter.
So, for my 20-year old son, I leave you with this quote from the show.
“Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”
— The Doctor, Season 3, Episode 6