I offer up this handy link to knitting patterns for warm objects (scarves, hats, and gloves). Baobh and I are totally enamored of these patterns at the moment.
(Side note: does anybody else immediately think of Manos: the Hands of Fate whenever somebody mentions Manos yarn? Because I do.)
I realize now that I have a woefully small number of hand-knitted scarves. I do not wear knit gloves or hats much, but I love scarves, and mine are all pashmina. I will have to fix this. Wooo! Another reason to knit.
Reason #13 for why I knit: It makes cold weather more fun.