It's good to keep a lightweight scarf on hand for layering in the winter. I likely would throw this in my bag when going out at night just in case it gets really cold before I have to head home. Something not-too-bulky works great for this purpose.
Nicole, Is this the Circle Scarf you were saying you and your Mom were making? Big Neck Scarf by Mary Earley knitted circle scarf that can be worn as a hood or a cowl. Basic knit stitch with ribbed bottom half.