In a mere hour and a half, I have managed to knit this:
It gives me hope that I may actually be able to do this. Maybe, just maybe. It's Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's One Row Scarf. Looking darned good. Plus, this isn't even one skein!
(Can't currently link to the scarf because Yarn Harlot is down, however, you can go and search for it there if you want to make it. And you should, cause it's nice.)