If you watch Parks and Recreation, there's an episode with Aziz Ansari where he dedicates a day to treating himself. My "treat yo' self" moment came this past week in the form of making myself something I have always wanted - an infinity scarf. I was shocked to realize that my last "treat yo'self" was back in December 2012 (see here). Don't get me wrong, I splurge now and again but making something for myself is quite rare since I'm always caught up in creating projects for either my shop or for family and friends.
I wanted to stitch up something quick and easy, and this tutorial was perfect. I was sure that a skein and a half of the sport weight yarn (poppy red!) would be enough but then I came up short, so I used a heathered mink yarn to complete the scarf and . . .
Modifications: since I used sport yarns instead of super bulky, I did have to make some changes to the pattern (remember the yarn weight you use will effect the gauge or size of the stitch, the heavier the yarn, the larger the stitch). I chained 60 to make the scarf wide enough to my liking. Also, before stitching both ends together, my scarf measured 55" long.
One of the main reasons I chose this lattice design was that I can wear this anytime of the year (except the summer months, Miami is scorching!). Since the scarf is breathable, I can stay warm during our winter without feeling too warm! Can't wait for our cooler weather to come. Talk soon, Sue