Here is a picture of my simple scarf. I just chained the width I wanted and then did double crochets in each space between stitches until it was the size I wanted. Took about 5 ounces of yarn I think.
It was another slow day at work yesterday so I did a bunch on my buttercup yellow All Shawl. I think I'm around 25 stitches between the V increases now and have used a bit over 1 full skein of ILTY. I am doing the modified version where I just do dc instead of edc. I'm using an M hook. I like the way it is turning out so far. I will probably work on it some more today because work should still be slow. Here is a progress pic: