My newest Fun Fur scarf, which you all may have seen on our Etsy shop already. Here’s a close-up of the scarf:
The camera didn’t capture the STELLAR colors of those skeins, unfortunately…the blue (Bright Blue) is just that – bright! And the variegated (Citrus) puts me in mind of mermaids…At any rate, the two colors are going into a scarf like the Raspberry and Confetti yarns I used before. 🙂 These skeins I got on the current Jo-Ann sale of four for $10!!
I finished my Fun Fur scarf on Monday night! 🙂
It is six feet long:
Before Christmas when I went shopping at Macy’s, I found this scarf…It was about seven feet long and eight inches wide, and I figured it was knitted with double-strands of Fun Fur (or Cello). It cost $40. No, I didn’t buy it – but I did get a good idea for making a FUN scarf like that for MUCH less than $40.
This week, all the yarn at Jo-Ann Fabrics is on sale, so when we went today, I picked up four skeins of Fun Fur! They were $2.99 apiece, from $3.99 – not bad, considering. But that’s a total of $12 for who-knows-how-long the scarf will end up being.
The other thing I needed to think about before actually buying the yarn was how I was going to make the scarf. Knitted scarves are much more drapey and stretchy than crocheted ones. If you know me well, you know I don’t like to knit – I like to crochet. But I was going to try to pick up knitting again for this scarf anyway. But then I was flipping through a fashion crochet book and read that knitting is so drapey and stretchy because it picks up only one loop while crochet picks up two. So the answer is to work in the back loop only – PERFECT!! So I’m going to crochet this scarf! 😀
The instructions weren’t very clear on how to make the button itself, but I got it figured out so it at least will stay in the hook. 🙂
Elinor didn’t want to buy frogs from Jo-Ann’s, so she asked me to make some. I was REALLY glad I had this pattern in one of my books already! 😛