Monday, October 13, 2008

Freeform Scarf

Finished! Shape makes it easy to throw on & it looks good no matter how it lands.

Finished size:
14.5" at widest point.
85.5" at longest point.
left side is 33" from center
right side is 52.5" from center

Following are photos and notes on the progress:

Day 6
The left side is finished - right side is almost there. All that's left is to fill in a few uneven spots & it's done.

Looks as though it was planned for Valentine's Day - serendipitously coincidental!
I love words. But sometimes I use them and don't really know exactly what they mean. The web makes it so easy to instantly learn all about them..

n. pl. ser·en·dip·i·ties
1. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
2. The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
3. An instance of making such a discovery.

ser-en·dip-i·tous·ly adv.
Word History: We are indebted to the English author Horace Walpole for the word serendipity, which he coined in one of the 3,000 or more letters on which his literary reputation primarily rests. In a letter of January 28, 1754, Walpole says that "this discovery, indeed, is almost of that kind which I call Serendipity, a very expressive word." Walpole formed the word on an old name for Sri Lanka, Serendip. He explained that this name was part of the title of "a silly fairy tale, called The Three Princes of Serendip: as their highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of...."

Day 5

Missed a few days... Finally got the basic shape to work. Now I just need to figure out the ends.

Day 4

Must be the time of year. It's looking like a big heart.

continuing on...

A few new pieces added.

Day 1

I've figured out the shape & size and cut a muslin to use as a pattern. The triangular shape is asymmetrical and 100" on the top edge. I've started joining the first few pieces together. I'm making small pieces and joining them together and then filling in with stitches done directly on the scarf.

The box of yarn that has arrived from Southwest Trading Company for my next project - a freeform scarf.

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