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The Scarf Battle

Recently, Beloved asked me to make him a winter scarf (he believes in being proactive).  After he picked out the yarn he wanted, I searched for a suitable pattern; I didn’t want anything frilly.

A week later, I had this:

Beloved's Scarf

You can find the pattern here – it’s super easy, just alternating rows of half-double crochet and bobble stitch. I used a size J/6 mm hook and 3 skeins of I Love This Yarn Firecracker, from the “Colors” collection.  It turned out somewhat wider than I anticipated (both the hook and yarn I used were larger than called for in the pattern), but I’m not at all displeased with the finished piece.

Nor am I the only one who likes it; Darling Daughter took one look at the scarf and said, “That’s WAY too pretty for Dad.”

I posted the photo on Facebook and tagged Beloved, saying “Darling Daughter says this is too pretty for you, dear; I’ll have to keep an eye on it until you come home or you’ll never get it.”  (He’s out of town on business this week.)  DD, who is, shall we say, mischievous, commented on the post:

You know, my neck is awfully chilly. If only there were something fabulous laying around to keep it warm….

The Purloined Neckcloth

Don’t worry, I made her give it back.  For now.

You have to admit – it does match her scrubs really well.


6 comments

Be says:

A poll for your readers: Is it too girly for a man? Should I let her take it? And if so, what is a fair price for picking out the most FAAABULOUS colors?

I think before you poll who should be the lucky recipient of the scarf, you should send it to me so I can examine it closely. You know, to be fair and all. ;)

Seriously, though – you need to have Be pose for a picture mimicking BD’s pose in the picture above, so we can determine who wears it best. Just sayin’. :)

It truly is a fabulous scarf!

Tough Yankee Broad says:

I agree with Stacy – need a matching pic of BE in order to be able to “see” who this lovely scarf looks better on :-)

Lisa says:

I think she’s onto something:).

Suzanne says:

It’s awesome.
And …?
You’re making me want to crochet again.
Maybe you should start a little business with your wares?

Jan says:

Suzanne, my SIL, Tough Yankee Broad, has already begun moving in that direction. I imagine I might, too, and sell a few other things as well (handmade fondant cake toppers and decorations comes to mind).

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