a felted flowery scarf …
With the sky all gloomy and the garden still dripping from last night’s rain, toasty warmth was on my mind today … and so, out came my recently finished scarf.
I knitted it in a very neutral/natural 10 ply yarn from New Zealand. And whilst it was very good knitting therapy – it was very very plain when finished. So – on with a crocheted border in a gorgeously rich pinky, ruby red from Malabrigo. Mmmm …. I love the combination of natural and rich red. Lovely.
Then – to really give it something special – a needle felted flower. In crisp cream merino, a light light shade of beige, and christmas red for the pollen. Abby sat at my side – planning her trip to Los Angeles in September if we suddnely have a spare $10,000 to go to an anime convention – keeping firm reins on my “decorating”. I have great difficulty recognising enough is enough!
She also kindly modelled it for me. Marvellous! She tried to do the serious, downcast look but it just cracked her up. So cheerful giggles it is.
I’m thrilled to pieces with this scarf. And am offering it for sale. I have thought very carefully about this, and looked at a lot of scarves for sale in the shops.
This scarf is hand knitted from beautiful pure merino wool – natural and kettle-dyed – with a pure wool needle felted embellishment. It is deliciously warm, yet light and is long enough to tie loosely around the neck. Its simple colours make it very versatile – I think it would look especially lovely against a dark colour – a rich dark brown, warm black or dark aubergine. The cost of the scarf is $60 and I will ship it internationally.
If you are interested in purchasing the scarf, please send me an email and we will work out the details.
Meanwhile, I’d better cook dinner. Why is it, dinner always gets in the way of good stitching!