I picked up the scarf last night with all the tangled bobbins and got completely overwhelmed. Rather than untangle them, I just ripped out the whole thing back to the lifeline I (luckily!) installed right before I began the lettering. Then I began again and I'm just stranding the yarn along the back. I know this is cheating, but what can I say? I prefer to do things the easy way.
I'm only about four rows into the first letter. I'll post a pic for you once I get a little further along and the picture starts to develop.