Monday, October 13, 2008
finishing mum's work #2
Carrying on from yesterday... the second scarf is finished. This one also only needed the beads sewn on, but the ones Mum had chosen were not the best match. In fact, I'm sure I recall her mentioning at one point that she was having trouble finding beads she was happy with.
The beads which were with the scarf were beautiful recycled glass beads, but they were in the mint-green colourings... whereas the scarf is more of an olive green, and the two colours clashed terribly. So I had a fossick through my stash of reclaimed beads, most of which have come from a variety of old necklaces... and came up with this colourful combination.
Mum had not blocked this scarf, and I've decided to just leave it as is. The photograph in the magazine with the pattern shows a flat, blocked scarf... but I really love the textured appearance of this one. It really adds to the character of the scarf, and makes it sit very comfortably around the neck.
This one will be a gift for my sister-in-law, so that she also has something handcrafted to remember Mum by.
And I just have to say... Mum had impeccable taste in many, many areas... yarn was no exception! This alpaca is divine.
If you are interested in making a similar scarf, take a look at this stitch pattern