So for mental health reasons I skipped out on Forbes Forest and leapt into cloning the awesome scarf I saw at atypicalmom.com. And my strategy worked beautifully. I finished the scarf today (it's a real quick and fun knit, even for a slow-bee like me) and I am ready to tackle cables afresh. I have been working so much I don't have any brain left to be wordy or to attempt cleverness, so in lieu of all that, let me simply present Sophie, another of the Magnificent Eight, modeling the new FO.
Pattern: Mistake Rib Scarf - CO multiple of 4 plus 3, K2P2 to end, K2P1 turn, repeat.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Color 88
Needles: Bamboo size 8