I have finished knitting my 2012 Advent Calendar Scarf, designed by Kristen Benecken, who is wollkistchen on Ravelry.
and it is blocking.
I use welding wires that I bought last year and some children's play mats from Ross for just $12.50.
shaping the planet with a GINORMOUS Advent Calendar Scarf
edited to add: that while this scarf is finished and blocked, I have not woven in all ends. Um, I will wait to do that on January 1 so I can turn the scarf in as a WIP for HPKCHC and "WIP the First" earning points for my House, Gryffindor!