November 01, 2006
Welcome to scarf talk
First, a big thank you to everyone who complimented my skirt! Since I'm new to sewing, your words of encouragement are particularly appreciated. As I become more proficient, I hope to show you sewing FOs more frequently. For now, each little thing takes me forever (but forever is better than half-assed, if you ask me).
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in pale pink, which is anything but pale. Congratulations, Caitlin!
Third, quicker than expected, I'm approaching the end of my dad's new scarf, which means it's time to discuss the perpetual question: what is an appropriate length for a handknit scarf?
But what is "longer"? I'm not concerned about running out of yarn, or trying to squeeze the scarf out of a limited number of balls - I'm getting 27" out of each skein of Sundara's sport merino, so I am definitely going to use all three that I had her dye up. In fact, I can make it as long as 81"! Hmmm...
Yes, I'm a loyal Cute Overload reader, and proud of it!
In the picture, the scarf is 57" long. If it was mine, I'd bind off right now - it's perfect length. But for a 5'7" man? What do we think???