I thought up this scarf this past summer and started working on it right away. There were a few pauses as I waited for more yarn to show up or got sick of waiting and just cut a bunch of pieces for it anyway. Working on it off and on, it took me about 4 months. I wish I would have kept better track of how many pieces I hand-tied together. I know it's definitely over 1000 and likely more. I am super proud of this one and have gotten LOADS of compliments on it everywhere I go. It's about 18 to 20 feet long and I can wrap it around 3 times and the ends still hang down to my waist.