The scarf is finished!!!, not too bad on time, about 6 hours total, the pattern in the wool colorway keeps you going. I do have to say that I was originally reluctant to try any kind of Noro, but, big but, I have to admit that the lengh of the color repeat is great.
So there it is, folded in third as my overwhelming messy desk is still cluttered with the remnants of my trip (plus what I did not clean before I left).
Anyway, a great "no brainer" knit to get back into the swing of things.
Think am going to cast on another one...