Slightly more classy than last week's scarf.
If ever I mention that I need a new scarf, there is something of a differenece of opinion on the matter in my family. On one side, there is me. On the other, everyone else.
According to some ill informed people (Adam), as long as you have one scarf, you are good to go. I think that these people (Adam) are wrong.
It's possibly something to do with the fact that (a) a scarf always fits (I have been pregnant or breastfeeding for most of the last 4 years. I have been a lot of sizes and shapes), (b) they instantly cheer up all outfits, (c) I hate hate hate having a cold neck and (d) it's an instant baby blanket/bib/mess cleaner upper/food down front hider/discreet breastfeeding weapon. What's not to love?
I bought this gorgeous wool/cotton mix Liberty fabric a couple of weeks ago, and was vaguely planning on properly hemming it, but I got bored of looking at it in my workroom instead of wearing it, so I simply frayed the long edges (the selveges already had the perfect amount of frayage, so I left them) and wrapped it round my neck!
The colour is absolutely gorgeous - beautifully saturated, as you'd expect from Liberty, and the fabric is divine, with real weight and drape. I'd love to make a winter dress from it. In fact, my sister has the same blend in a different print and is planning doing exactly that.
The length of the scarf (the width of the bolt) is a fraction less than I'd like (really another 12" or so for maximum draping would be ideal), but a little vintage eidelweiss brooch to hold it in place solved that problem in about four seconds.
All in all, I'm declaring this the Easiest-Project-Of-2011-Scarf. And anyone who thinks I now have even more of an excess of scarves (Adam) is wrong wrong wrong.