suzeeq, no worries. I will have to try larger needles as I'm sure 1 scarf won't be the full extent of my foray into knitting.
@GrumpyGramma funny you should post that link that's exactly what I want to do. I'm a very big Dr Who nut and have recently been watching the Tom Baker episodes (made the overly long scarf famous) and have fallen in love with the scarf. It's so whimsical that it screams me. I did take time to join and will use whatever information I can glean from the site.
When I get home I'll try to remember to post details of the yarns I've picked with their weights and compositions. It's tough for me to be on a computer when I get home though, I work in IT and am on one 10 hours a day at work.