Thanks Kittymom13 and alwaysinmyroom, I felt much better after reading both of your responses.
I finished the scarf yesterday:
It turned out the right length! Yay~
I was working on this while waiting for my boyfriend to finish voting at our neighboring polling place on Election Day. A sweet, white-haired, 80-something year old man with a cane walked up to me, smiled, and asked me, "Are you knitting for a baby?" I was caught off-guard and started blushing madly. ("Do I look pregnant? O_O") Then I recovered and told him, "No, I'm knitting for me. " He chuckled a bit and wished me a nice day. I wonder if people in his generation only knit when they were expecting. Anyhow, I thought it was cute, once I got over the embarrassment.