|THREE FRENCH HENS|
...couldn't help myself. That phrase just popped into my spirit when I was standing back looking at the project that I started and completed last night. Although this symbolism stands for the theological virtues of Faith, Hope & Charity, I think it can also be the title for my project. I can hear myself asking "where in the world did I put Hope, I want to wear her today"...
Now more about this project: Vogue Pattern Magazine featured a quick and easy tutorial on making infinity or circle scarves in its Oct/Nov 2010 issue (page 10). I finally got around to making one back in March and really have enjoyed wearing it. I kept saying that I was going to make more because it adds just the right pop of color to a monochromatic outfit. And because it has multiple colors I get to wear it with several things in my wardrobe.
|My first Infinity Scarf|
Each scarf can be completed with a serger or machine and a little hand stitching to close the circle in 30/45 minutes tops.
HINT in case your thinking about making this: Where the tutorial mentions starting and ending the stitching 4 to 6 inches from the ends, decrease to 2 or 3 inches - this makes the amount of hand stitching used to close the opening to a very minimum, or just machine stitch the opening using matching thread.
The Christmas miracle of the whole scenario is - I was able to get not 3 but 6 scarves from 3 yards of fabric having not a scrap left.
The tutorial suggests cutting the scarf 24", so three of mine were cut at 24" and I used the remaining 12 inches for each additional scarf. Therefore the scarf can actually be any size you want.
I'm kicking myself now, because if I had thought about doing this earlier - the 3 extra ones could have been used as gifts. Oh well, another lesson learned. I'm thinking about putting them back for next Christmas. A big thanks to Carolyn for the scarf inspiration.
My next project is forcing myself out of the sewing room this morning so I can clean the rest of the house...