You do have to like pain to make these I think..lol. When I First saw the pattern, I thought "how hard could it be..purl, knit, and yo's. It will take no time at all" WRONG. My first one took 2 days. My second took about a day. But I worked on it like crazy. I had a whole afternoon free after class and just sat in the student lounge knitting away. People would come up to me and ask what I was knitting. There were sooooo many stitches.
But really, it's simple to do and almost foolproof. I'm certain I forgot a couple of YO's, but it still came out okay. My mom really wants one and I'm thinking I may get hers done. Of course ,with Spring only weeks away, she may have to put it up until next season.
And oh yeah, absolutely nothing wrong with a playful, sexy scarf