Mark received this Christmas morning with the needle and a ball of a yarn still attached, however: I spent a goodly portion of Christmas Day sitting in that exact chair knitting and knitting and it was done before we went to bed.
So I’m taking credit for giving him a finished scarf for Christmas.
(The pattern is Irish Hiking Scarf <–that’s a Ravelry link. The yarn is Cascade Greenland, a superwash wool. The scarf still needs to be blocked. He wants a hat to match, only he doesn’t want cables, he just wants a plain old hat with a cuff that you turn up…I have the pattern picked out, so it’s just a matter of doing it…)