The added benefit of knitting an afghan like this is the ability to drag out my stitch dictionaries and practice a few new stitches and patterns. I own the vogue line of stitchionaries and love them. The last scarf I made was for a friend utilizing alpaca (from Peru) and a Peruvian Lace stitch found in Vogue's volume 1. She had spent many years in Peru. I loved it and so did she.
So there is my plan. A scarf a month (and darned if I don't use up my stash) until I have what I need. Then, I'll stitch them together and voila! An afghan is born. Very clever. Thanks Jimmy Beans.