Long Purple Scarf (Still Grasping For Inspriation)

I am still bored as hell. I hate to say it, because usually my list of things I want to make is miles long. But lately, there just hasn’t been anything I’ve seen and said, I NEED TO DO THIS NOW. So I forced myself to do something on my ridiculous long list of favorites saved to my Ravelry account. And to keep with the theme, it needed to be something where I didn’t have to buy yarn. I’ve always been slightly fascinated with the main photo for DROPS long scarf because it just looked so darn cozy. Then when I saw it would be a chance to (1)break out my big hook and (2)use up some of the discontinued Chunky USA yarn I’ve somehow acquired, I knew I’d found my project.

This is written in British crochet terms, but thankfully DROPS links to their own conversion page. (This was especially helpful as I was on someone’s iPhone and it’s not really browser surfing friendly, or I’m just slightly dumb and find searching Google on iPhones too challenging.) I used my N hook (9mm) instead of the suggested 7mm (my K is 6.5mm, I don’t have a 7mm anyway), and I think the Chunky USA yarn is a little thicker than DROPS Eskimo brand, but judging from DROPS’ photo mine turned out to be about the same size. The motifs are rather simple once you get used to converting the stitch names to the US names in your head (if that’s necessary); they work up quickly, and I was able to finish all the motifs without looking at the instructions after making the first one.

The only thing I changed from this pattern is that I didn’t include the fringe on every corner; I just did four on each end instead. When I started putting the fringe everywhere it looked kind of goofy – I’m not sure why, it could just be the color or anything else, since the scarf doesn’t actually look goofy. Or perhaps I am too goofy looking to make it work. Either way, since I don’t have the fringe, the fact that it desperately needs to be blocked is approximately one trillion times more obvious, so I’ll have to do that at some point. (Or I’ll take the easy way out and do a round of single crochet as a border…actually that might be a good idea…)

This is too long for me to wear to work, but I think around March or April when it (HOPEFULLY) starts warming up, I can see myself wearing it on the weekends. I can’t get into the mindset of wearing bright colors just yet, I need a few more weeks. Then I’ll probably just get so desperate for spring I’ll start wearing my yellow ballet flats. (Anyway, it’s not conducive to the weather we’ve been having in Northeast US, because snow and cold will go right through the cool flower motifs.)

This project on Ravelry