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Scraptacular Magpie Crochet Scarf

Posted on by MK Carroll

 Let's just say that Viv stopped by yesterday in the late afternoon, right around the same time I opened a package from misshawklet. I'd been eyeballing one of the Scraptacular skeins in the misshawklet Etsy shop, and finally went ahead and bought it even though I had no plans for it - maybe a Top-Down Ribbed Knit Beanie, a safe fallback for handspun yarn. I've been working on another crochet lace scarf, similar to Anne in that it is worked from end to end and is really quite simple but needs clear instructions, as well as being done up as a sample in Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton. Right after I ripped the tape off the box and pulled the flaps back, I reached for my box of crochet hooks and a bag of small yarn oddballs. The yarn has little glints of metallic thread in it, which I'll try to take better photos of - scarf still needs to be washed and blocked too. The randomness of the color changes is part of the fun, but I did snip out about a yard near the end, where it was a mix of dark gray and black and just didn't quite work for me (if that raises your eyebrows - the idea that I'd work up this exuberantly bohemian Crazy Cat Lady scarf and think that a small block of sedate color would be too much - you oughta see some of the paintings I did back in art school). So far I have resisted the urge to add fringe. Viv may revisit the idea after I wash and steam-block this. It is currently quite long and wraps around the neck a few times. Tim Gunn might politely suggest that "it's a lot of look," especially to be wearing next to the face. That's fine by me. I stopped coloring my hair (have done many of the colors and shades seen in this scarf), and still want to accessorize with bright colors.


Scraptacular Magpie Scarf



Scraptacular Magpie Scarf



Scraptacular Magpie Scarf



Scraptacular Magpie Scarf

misshawklet Scraptacular handspun, assorted fibers, variable aran - chunky weight, 126 yds. Size L/8.0mm crochet hook. Edging done with random scraps of assorted worsted weight yarns, including Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton in Lemongrass, Shell Pink, Poppy Orange, and Sky Blue.