FINALLY! It's done.
Pattern: Elbac from knitty
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted in "Soft Sage"
Needles: US6 straights
I did soak and block this scarf, which helped relax the yarn. It is still a little scratchy for my tastes, but it's not for me.
(This scarf was made possible by the many web-based conference meetings that occurred at work during the month of November. Not that I would knit at work.)