If you're on my Christmas list, be prepared to receive a scarf this year. I've been turning them out like crazy. I love the Stitch & Bitch Crochet One-Skein Scarf pattern and found some other great patterns on Ravelry.
This cowl is the Martha Cowl Scarf by Little Thingies.
Here's one of many One-Skein Scarves piling up in my sewing room.
And I love-love-love this soft wool yarn from Italy.