I just joined yesterday. I'd been wanting to make this scarf for a couple weeks now, and had even purchased yarn specifically for a scarf. I woke up yesterday morning, and knew that I just had to cast on. I'm really enjoying this pattern, to the point that it is distracting me from other projects. I'm less than one sleeve away from finishing Klaralund though, so as soon as that is done, I can devote more time to the Irish Hiking Scarf. In the meantime, you can see a picture of yesterday's scarf start on this entry over at my blog (Note you can click on the thumbnail to see a larger picture of the scarf).