I've been seeing infinity scarves in stores and online a lot lately. I saw one at J. Crew last weekend that I really liked but couldn't justify buying one for $40! A while back I have bought some faux wool fabric at Joann's for 50% off. I had been planing on making a scarf kind of like this one, where there is a slit and the other side of the scarf can slip though to hold it together. This was my intention yet the fabric ended up sitting either on the floor or draped over my sewing chair for the last 2 months. I finally took that as a sign meaning that I probably didn't want to make a scarf like that one if I hadn't gotten around to it yet. Then last week while my friend Lorelei was visiting I told her what my intention was and then went on a rant about how I didn't exactly want to do the original idea but still wanted to make a scarf and then I remembered seeing the infinity scarves and was struck with an idea, talked it out and finally got excited about the idea. Isn't it funny how just talking to someone about something can help you solve a problem without the other person having to say anything?
I got excited about the project after talking to Lorelei but then I got sidetracked. Figures. Darn you real job! Yesterday after sitting in a 3 hour meeting and getting home after dark, meaning it was too late for me to go running, I decided it was time to make the scarf. It was super easy and only took me about 30 minutes, hand sewing time included.
Next time I think I will make it with less length so it loops closer to my neck and can be more of a warmth scarf than an accessory scarf. Making an infinity scarf was so easy, I think I will make 10 for Christmas presents.....get ready friends.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love casual Fridays at work? The only problem is people always mistake me for a middle school student and ask "where is your hall pass?", then get embarrassed when I turn around and they realize I am a school employee!
Now I am ready for work. Sorry for the cheesy photo booth pictures, I can't find my camera and whenever I use photo booth I can't help but act like a goofball.
P.S. This has been added to she Sew N Tell for the week, check it out!