Monday, January 21, 2008

January Project--Button Scarf

The first project for Finny and Donk's Sewing Adventure was the Button Scarf. After failing to complete most of the projects from the InStitches along, I'm determined to complete all of these projects (and on time too!). This definitely was a very simple project. Like many others, I was not too into the faux fur that the pattern called for. I thought it was too impractical and "fancy" for my taste. Instead, I found some patchwork I had left over from some other scarves I had sewn and used up some of the surplus of fleece I seem to have from Joann's 50% off sale.
After scrounging around looking for my button hole foot, I decided to just give the old zig zag method a try. The buttonhole turned out alright, but the lines are definitely not straight. Thank goodness the button covers them up!

The scarf will definitely be of use. After having a week of very warm weather (nearing 60 degrees), we are now having a string of 20 degree weather. Ick! Where's spring?

13 comments:

Karyn said...

Great scarf Katie!! And we're having very similar weather here. It was unusually warm last week and right now it's 9 degrees F with the windchill!!!! BRRR!

Katie said...

love the scarf! great job!

LeeAnn said...

I've got to make one of these for sure. I love your gray/black/pink color combo.

Junie Moon said...

It's a wonderful scarf! I'm so happy you're participating in the sew-along.

Felicia said...

It turned out fabulous :)

Anina said...

I love the scarf. It sounds like a fun sew-along.

African Kelli said...

Seriously a nice job. I love the color combo!

lera said...

I've been thinking about making one out of some leftover zebra faux fur that I have. (And I was just thinking earlier today that I should make them as Christmas gifts this year for my sisters. Leopard print!)

FinnyKnits said...

Perfect scarf for a chilly Valentine's Day, too.

Nice! And so wicked on time. ;)

jessi said...

super cute - i love it!

Chara Michele said...

I like the scarf!

meg said...

Pretty! Don't you feel victorious, using up favorite leftovers? I know I always do, especially when the result is good. And so far ahead of schedule, too! I have to get on it. ;)

Raesha D said...

I love it - the fabrics are great. I haven't even started my button scarf yet - good thing I have a little bit more time: )