I hate to wear a coat while driving as I feel too confined. I'll keep a coat and hat in the back seat for emergencies, but normally just wear a heavy sweater or sweatshirt over a turtleneck and call it good. I dug out an old scarf and wrap that around my neck until the car is all toasty, and usually that's enough to get me from house to car to store and back.
Since it takes so little time (and yarn) to whip up a scarf, I decided I may as well be as fashionable as I can and wear a scarf that somewhat matches my outfit (if you can call jeans and oversized sweatshirt an outfit). I wear this boxy gold and dark brown animal print top quite a bit and figured that would be easy to match, so my last trip to town I grabbed a skein of Red Heart variegated yarn called 'Platoon' and thought it would be a good fit.
How appropriate. It's various shades of beige and brown that will become a camo pattern, and I'm a retired Marine, so the name 'Platoon' definitely fits. (Next week's WIP post will probably be about another scarf to match the sweater I was wearing today. Yea, I couldn't resist 'just looking' down the yarn aisle when I was at WalMart).
Here's the top ...
Here's the scarf so far ...
And here they are together.
I'm not too keen on how the scarf looks almost like diamonds in some spots and then more striped in others. I don't know if ripping out part of it to cut a small section of yarn would make a difference or not. I don't have much left, so I'll probably finish it up and see what the final product looks like before deciding. The pattern I used is a simple woven-like stitch that works up very quickly. You can see the pattern here.
Oh, I made a hat too, and love it! Will share pics of that in a future blog post.
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