The pattern is Winter Solstice hooded scarf.
Pretty isn't it.
The plan involved my much loved Fisherman's Wool. I had a problem with the visible stranding on the backside of the scarf. I hate that. So I considered sewing on a fabric backing but that seemed like too much trouble. Then I considered double knitting which of course doubles the number of stitches, but more importantly includes lots of purling. So that lost out to knitting a magic loop tube. All knitting, all the time. So, see there, I had a plan.
And I got started and I have to say it was looking good and feeling soft and warm. But I stalled. Surprisingly quickly. You know, when the knitting is sitting there but you find yourself avoiding it? I couldn't figure it out at first. But in the end I think it is the sheer amount of work ahead of me - essentially twice the amount of work it would normally be if I didn't have a hang up over the visible standing. Which, by the way, I'm not going to get over.
So I find myself at a crossroads. Possibility number one: put it aside and wait for inspiration to continue. Possibility number two: frog it. Maybe rather than stranding I work a cable pattern on the blocks. Each block a different shade of the Fisherman's Wool. No ugly backside that way and only eight or ten blocks instead of sixteen or twenty.
I think I've answered my own question.