First attempt went hideously wrong, the scarf seemed to be growing width-ways faster than it was growing lengthways. Eventually I frogged it and started again.
Second go was much better, I had the same number of stitches in each row, progress was being made. It seemed to take forever, and I decided pretty early on that I hated the splitty wool and garter stitch pattern and the fact that it was so tight I could barely move the stitches up and down the needles.
But I persevered, and here's the finished result. Not too bad for a first project, especially considering I wasn't knitting properly at all, but that's another story