After receiving the most amazing birthday gift from Tinniegirl, I was racking my brain trying to think of the perfect handmade gift for her birthday yesterday. It had to be something different, something that she wouldn't make herself, something that she would love.
As usual, all of my best ideas spring into my head in the middle of the night when I'm trying to get to sleep, but my brain won't switch off.....
I made a mental note before going to sleep - she likes accessories and jewellery.
So I decide to test out my big idea for a crazy stiched yarn scarf, but I need some more water soluble stabiliser to turn it into a reality.
Just because it was a good idea in my head, certainly does not mean that it was a good idea in practice.
It turned out to be more like a thick piece of felt, rather than a nice soft drapey scarf!
Note: It was originally twice this length, but this reject has since been recycled into new projects - waste not / want not.
After that little disaster, I needed to come up with a new idea - hence, the no knit woven scarf.
I wanted the scarf to be an everyday accessory, not something only to be worn in winter to take away the winter chills. I made it quite narrow and not chunky at all.
The felty scarf has been recycled into flower brooches, along with some dismembered crochet doilies (sorry to the nana who made all of the lovely rings and joined them together), and matching buttons.
I really like the way it all turned out in the end, and I think it would be a great project to use up all of those leftover balls of yarn from finished knitting projects. I'm predicting many more woven scarves in my future (but maybe I should actually finish everything else on the TO DO list first)!