Thursday, March 5, 2015

Scrap Buster #8, 9 and 10 - Scarf Happy

I got Scarf Happy.  And I realized that I can totally count these as scrap buster projects (well, 3 of them).  Very excited to use up some yarn.  Love it.

These are made for the lovely lady and girls that hosted my baby shower.  The mother is super thoughtful and we decorated (with paint, fabric, thread, markers) onesies, bibs and burp cloths at the party.  I was set!  (Plus they also gave us pretty much anything and everything we'd ever need for a child because they were done having their own.  We love them.)

I checked out her Pinterest pages to find out style wise what she'd like.  (I'm always terrified of making gifts for people specifically.  I'd hate to make something just for them and then find out they hate it.  I'm always scared I don't know enough about people to make something personalized).  Anyways, she had a pin of this scarf.  I ran with it.  (It was either this or boot cuffs, but I thought this was more exciting).

I bought yarn for this one, since I didn't have exactly what I wanted and she deserved exactly that.  This was the softest yarn I've ever felt.  I told her when I gave it to her that if she didn't want it, I wouldn't be offended.  I'd take it back and wear it myself!

Just a simple rib knit stitch with giant (size 13) needles and using both red and cream together.  You can bunch it up near your neck or stretch it out to hang down a little farther.  It doubles over, but you could open it up and have it high up around your neck.  Oh the possibilities.

For the older girl, I picked the fun colored variegated yarn.  I used a jay-walking pattern, which was so fun.  You knit straight across with some increases and decreases and it makes it into a chevron pattern.  So easy and super cute.

I love the ridges in it at the points.  It's long and skinny.  Probably more for style than warmth.  The style a 10 year old likes.

The younger girl is all about pink.  I used this sweet pink and cream variegated yarn but ran out, so I did the 2nd half white.  The stitch is a simple double seed stitch (k2, p2, repeat for 2 rows, then do the opposite, p2, k2 for 2 rows.  Repeat 4 rows)

I also folded up the ends and sewed the sides together to make little pockets.  Pockets are always good for hands or trinkets or secrets.  I love the texture on this one.  8 year olds need good texture.

 The last scarf is for me!  I saw it on purl bee.  I think the original pictures on the site are deceiving.  The middle section does not appear to be as long as they say it is in relation to the size of the tips.  They have added new pictures in new color ways and they are more accurate in size.  I think, at least.

I decided I'd use up a bunch of ends of skeins that I had.   I finished off the red, gray, blue and orange.  I've got plenty of the green/blue/purple stuff still, but I'm excited about that.  I just love the pop of red against the blue and gray, and the tiny pop of orange.  Well, I love it all, really.  The blue is gorgeous and the colored edges are just fun.

Very simple garter stitch makes it a little thicker and stretchy but still super soft and cozy.  Love the tapered ends.  Perfect neck height when folded in half.  Tucks under jackets really well.  My tips are curly because I didn't block it.  I'm ok with that.

Super soft blue wool.  So excited to wear this more! I'm a scarf-o-holic.  Good thing I gave away 3 of these.  Though again, I would've kept the first one.

(I realize I jumped from scrap buster 5 to 7.  I have written the post for 6 but I haven't taken the pictures yet.  I'll have to get those done.)

See you sooner than when I said I'd see you soon last time!