February 28, 2011

New Scarf for ME!

I don't often make things for myself, I usually crochet things to sell on Etsy, give to friends or to donate to charity.  I hate wearing a coat while driving, and mostly wear a turtleneck and warm sweater, and wanted a scarf to go with my favorite tops.  I hate being cold, especially around my neck and shoulders.

I started on this variegated brown scarf back in December and didn't like the way the colors worked up in a pattern.  It was almost like two completely different scarves in one (see photo here).  I ended up ripping it out and trying again and it worked out much better this time, the colors are more random.

A crochet group I belong to on Etsy has various challenges to spur us on and February's challenge was to make something for yourself, so this is my entry into the wearables category.  I suppose it's a good thing that I put the project off until recently or I wouldn't have had anything to enter in the challenge at all!  It's a bit late to be making scarves I suppose, but it's still chilly here in Ohio, so I'll get a little wear out of it before putting it away for another season.

I want to make a few more to go with other favorite sweaters and they'll be good projects to work on in the warmer months when I won't want a larger afghan or blanket on my lap.

(Just for you, Mamta!)


Julie B said...

This is very pretty how the colors worked out.

Mindy said...

I like how it turned out!

CrochetBlogger said...

I like how it turned out too. Sometimes it's tough to decide to rip back and start fresh but it's great that it came out in a way you liked better the second time around.

Clara said...

I like it too!