Me-Made Item: Scarf
Originally Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2009
It's a shame, but I always forget to wear my hand-knitted projects that aren't sweaters. Maybe it's because they don't take as much of an investment of time like a big sweater project, but I'll make them, wear them a few times, and forget about them if it isn't cold outside. My challenge last Tuesday (one of my days off from work last week since I had to work on Saturday) was to find something in me-made in my closet to wear on a cold, rainy day. If anything, I've realized so far this month that the majority of my me-sewn wardrobe is for warm weather. Maybe it's because I love sewing dresses and so many of the patterns I find "cute" are for spring and summer, I dunno.
So this scarf...this was the scarf that got me back into knitting after an almost six-month hiatus due to a marathon knitting session that led to major wrist inflammation problems. I love the springy green color and the lace pattern was easy to knit once I got the hang of it (I really don't like knitting lace), but it never lays flat. Even after I blocked it and wore it the first time, it still curled in and became tubular. It's not exactly a cold-weather scarf, it's definitely a "fashion over function" kind of item, which is probably why I forget I even have it in my hand-knit collection and don't wear it often. But it served its purpose on Tuesday to keep the damp out and bring a pop of color to my black raincoat.