Well, I'm about done with my housemate's blue scarf and I've begun one for myself, the yarn is organic cotton from Inca Cotton. It is two ply, two colours, and is a thick and thin yarn. So it's something new to me. I'm using US 9 needles and a pattern called Seaman's scarf from the 2006 Holiday issue of Knit Simple. It's seed stitch at the ends and a K2 P2 rib through the length. And since I've been learnign more about getting around this site, I've found where the pattern is for the white beanie Mason is wearing in his picture.
This site has been and will continue to be a great experience and resource for me. Thanks for all the info.