Thursday, February 13, 2014

a tale of two scarves

 The other day we went to story time, Desmond discovered Rice Krispy Treats and I discovered the Bandana Scarf.

A little girl was wearing one and I moseyed over to her mother to ask about it's origin...Sweden, of course. No worries, I was already going to make one anyway, because...


Desmond hates wearing his scarf no matter how cold. I think it covers too much of his face and inhibits his ability to eat snow. With another winter storm on the way I came home and started sewing (during nap time obviously.) 

I had recently picked up this flannel shirt at The Bins thinking the pattern would be great for a future something for the little guy.

I grabbed a bandana from my drawer and copied an approximate size of the fabric folded in half, just a big triangle. The back of the shirt wasn't big enough so I cut, and added, a sleeve to it.

Then I rooted around in my flannel pile until I came up with a good backing. This bicycle print I used for Desmond's 2nd birthday party was the clear winner.

Seen in these two bottom banners:

Last I grabbed some jersey scraps to make the raw edge bias tape and zig-zagged it on. It was done in no time at all.

I'm pretty sure he likes it too. He actually wanted me to tie it on him and then wore it around the house for most of the morning.

These shots aren't great, toddler on the move, but you get the picture. Looks like we'll get to check out in the elements soon,  but since keeping it on him is the hardest part I think we'll be in good shape.

Now on to scarf number two.

Someone, me, got some awesome yarn for Christmas in a color I had been searching for. It's Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Dijon.

I really don't crochet much beyond a chain stitch but I just had to give this double crochet infinity scarf by Delia Creates a shot.

This was actually my second attempt at this scarf, I made one for  a friend first and, honestly, her's is better. I took mine apart several times and started over. But, hey, I love it anyway.

 You would have to get way up close and personal with me to see it's flaws and at that range you might be distracted by the toddler stains on my shirt anyway.

So, the Mama Making continues, even if I did squeeze in a little something for my tasmanian toddler. I have actually been sewing up a storm for myself since I last posted, I just need to get around to blogging about it all.  


  1. Ono, I love your mustard cowl! I knitted one last year and it's such a great colour! And very cute bandana scarf too - I've seen bandNna bibs too, so cute on bebes!

    1. Thanks so much! The little guy and I have been wearing ours everywhere. I'm starting to think I need to make a bandana scarf for myself too, it would be perfect for bike rides.

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