I did it - a swatch, anyway. I have to admit, it really wasn't hard at all.
So then I guess this is why you blog? It's someplace to run to and shout about your little (or big) knit accomplishments, especially when it's days until your next SnB and, let's face it, no one else really cares about your swatch.
I am now looking forward to making the whole scarf! (Irish Hiking Scarf, that is.) I wish I hadn't put cables off for so long.