I finished it last night, while watching the Super Bowl. When I got nearly to the end of the skein of yarn I was using, I figured that was a good length for my scarf. I like the way it turned out.
draped over the back of a dining room chair
(for an idea of length, it hangs about to my waist)
close up of colors
(and my knit stitches!)
If you want to make a Plain Jane scarf, all I did was buy a skein of soft, fuzzy (acrylic) yarn in a color combo I thought would go well with both my parka and my dressier winter coat, and using a pair of size 9 knitting needles, cast on 20 stitches. Then I knit row after row after row until I had just enough yarn left to bind off. Viola! Plain Jane scarf.