I have a friend who wears the cutest scarves (though she doesn't watch Wheel of Fortune). Even when we go on a hike in sweats and sneakers, she wraps a scarf around her neck and looks ten times cuter than I ever look on the trail. After our last hike I decided to make myself a cute scarf. Foolish for two reasons: 1)I don't need another project, and 2) I can't really pull off the whole casually wrapped around the neck or draped over the shoulder scarf look. But I had fun trying.
I used this pattern for the flowers, but tweaked it by adding two extra double crochet stitches per petal. I used remnants of sock yarn from my mom and some wool I received all the way from Finland in a swap last summer (thanks Inka!). The green leaves (my own pattern I hope to post one of these days) were made from thrifted wool yarn (love those ladies at St. Luke's). The flowers were very fast and easy, and in no time I made two dozen, enough for a four foot long scarf.
It took me longer to sew them together than to crochet the leaves and flowers. Fortunately, Mr. Bailey helped me out.
Voila! A very cute daisy chain scarf that I won't be wearing on a hike any time soon. The flowers are a nice reminder that Spring is on its way, and that I have less yarn in my stash, which means more room for new yarn.
Are you up for a challenge? Just for fun (no pressure), leave a comment with a Before and After phrase of your own. This will be Easy as Pie A la Mode for those of you who watch or have watched Wheel of Fortune, and a jump start on Will Short's Sunday Puzzle for those of you who listen to Weekend Edition. Have a Good Friday Night Lights!