|Yes, it's really over 12 feet long and less than 3 inches wide. Why? BECAUSE I CAN!|
Pattern: Ravelry Scrunchable Scarf, with my own modifications
Needles: Straight needles, size 5, 10 inches
When I lived in Los Angeles, I saw a woman wearing a long, skinny scarf looped loosely around her neck at least three times, with the ends dangling near her knees. I never forgot how dramatically chic she looked in just jeans, riding boots, a simple long-sleeve tee, and that scarf. The scarf created a long vertical line that drew the eye up and down, making her look impossibly tall and lean. I'm not exactly statuesque, so I've wanted a scarf just like it for years. But I couldn't find one that didn't feel cheap or cost more than my phone bill. I didn't exactly become a librarian for the money. So I decided to make my own! I knitted it up in a neutral color so I can dress it up with brooches and wear it with everything.
|Elvis Costello Poster Girl is really, really impressed.|
I love my finished scarf, but I got bored with the work about 3/4 of the way through the project. It was too easy! Keith requested a scarf, and I want to try a more complicated pattern for his. I have my eye on this one, and I hope he likes it. When I've finished his scarf, I think I'll be ready to try knitting in the round, cables, increasing, decreasing, and yarn-overs. But before we move on, let's take one more look at that crazy-long scarf.
*Okay, I'm exaggerating. It's 12 feet, 10 inches long. For real.