I am happy to report that I have finished a gorgeous scarf (gorgeous because of the pattern and the mmmmmmalabrigo wool used) for my BFF. Yes, I did just say BFF. Learned it from the kids. Or something like that.
This pattern was simple in that cables are simple once you know how to do them, but it was quite labor intensive in that the cabling occurs often, and stitch counting and accurate row tracking was required. It is a free pattern available on Ravelry.com.