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Eternally yours... the Eternity Scarf!
The Possibilities stretch into Infinity.
"Around and around and around she goes...
And where she stops - nobody knows!"
... or so the Showmen have cried out from time immemorial, as they spun the countless versions of the 'Wheel of Fortune' - wheels for raffles, wheels for roulette, and wheels for serious gambling.
But this time, the adage applies to a trend in scarves and the way they are worn. They are called 'Infinity' scarves - because they go 'round and round', just like the Showman said.
It happens that I also particularly love the other definitions of the word Infinity, like -
endless... perpetual... unlimited.
- and I think of the figure 8 and the lovely continuum of the swirls of this number. Come to think of it, it's probably my favourite number because of its particular charm. My delight in forming it swirl upon swirl, round and round, over and over is never-ending, also. (Did I mention 'mesmerising', as well?)
A Burnt Orange Beauty... the story
This is an 'Infinity' scarf... and this particular one was knitted on really LARGE needles and has an open weave pattern, using a soft Burnt Orange yarn.
It is 18cm (7") wide x 116cm (46") total circumference, and includes an unusual wooden beaded trim
A cosy addition to your winter wardrobe! Just the name 'Burnt Orange' makes you feel warmer... don't you think?
The Infinity scarf can be worn in a single 'drop' or loop like this one. An attractive accessory to 'dolly up' or add style to a simple outfit - and also to ring in a total change of appearance... even match your mood swings.
It's all just Black and White this time
This one of my line of 'Infinity' scarves, was created using an amazing slightly knobbly, mottled Black/White yarn with White 'Ostrich' stripes, knitted in diagonal pattern and garter stitch, and is 9cm (3-1/2") wide x 170cm (67") total circumference.
I made a White 'Feathers' fringe feature at the centre front of the scarf - and it can be looped around the neck once or several times.
I'm thinking it would add style to a plain outfit...I'm picturing that precious 'little black dress'. Or maybe even completely transform a special 'look', creating a whole 'new' feel to a tired 'old' outfit? (SO much cheaper than buying brand-new!)
Just look... - at the possibilities!Click thumbnail to view full-size
For a more dramatic effect, a doubling of the' Infinity' scarf, like this one.Don't you think the drape is flattering? So soft and attractive to either enhance or disguise - whatever your particular desire.
You can create a 'heart' shape space, between neck and drop, like this one - or close it all up for a more cosy 'look'. See the photos that follow.
It's entirely up to you...and limited only by your imagination.
Pure Gold... with a touch of Rust
Another of my 'Infinity' scarves, this one created using Rust 'Feathers' yarn and Glowing Gold Mohair. I knitted this beauty in varying width stripes - and on different needles for each type of yarn.
It is 15cm (6") wide x 170cm (67") total circumference, with a crocheted Gold Mohair 'frill' at the centre front.
A bright and cheerful addition to your winter wardrobe! Guaranteed to help you laugh at those chilly winds.
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And if you're REALLY looking for 'cosy', how warming to heart and eye is this sweet 'Infinity' scarf?
No matter how chill the winds may blow, your neck will stay SO warm. And although I have no medical knowledge to back this, I firmly believe that IF the jugular artery in your throat is kept warm, then your whole body temperature should be higher. Considering that all your blood pumps through this spot on average about 5 times per minute, this would seem a logical assumption... yes?
You may choose to call this 'Double Dutch' because of it's 'Van Dyke' pattern, but whatever you choose... this Hot Pink 'Infinity' scarf was created using acrylic Pink yarn, knitted in a garter stitch variation of Van Dyke pattern, with the palest Pink slim stripes in the hairy 'Ostrich' acrylic yarn. It is 13cm (5") wide x 155cm (61") circumference.
If you need a bright and pretty 'lift' of spirits on even the darkest, coldest day... this is the scarf for you. It will 'pretty' up the plainest outfit.
I would choose hand-washing, to retain the shape and style of this attractive accessory. I think drying in any which way you can think of will be fine - with the exception of the hottest setting of a dryer... of course.
Right here in the Middle...
Your opinion on size of photos please?
Into Infinity around the head - or neck... your choice!Click thumbnail to view full-size
'Born Again' Beauties
...with the help of 'the Lord'. Mm-m-m, no, not THAT one! Just a moment and I'll tell you all about it.
This has been the most exciting part for me. Due to learning of the interesting development of the 'Infinity' scarf, I have revamped some scarves I had made previously... scarves that lend themselves to conversion.
And thanks to my innate 'need to know how it's done' basic nosiness, I have taught myself the 'Kitchener' stitch method of seamless joining of handknits... and developed the concept further to suit individual 'creations'.
Oh yes, sorry... details for those who don't know the story of the origin of its name. Apparently, Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener, who was a British Field Marshal in the Army in the First World War (1914-1918), had great respect for his troops (or was that respect restricted to their fighting ability remaining unimpaired? He is, after all quoted as saying that the conflict would plumb the depths of manpower "to the last million." Hhmm...
Whatever the true underlying reason, he found that his soldiers' feet were suffering from their sock seams - in some cases, causing toes to be rubbed bloody. He proceeded to invent a way to 'weave' or 'graft' seams so that socks would be finished off smoothly, and cause no problems. This 'invention' apparently revolutionised the way of finishing all future types of socks and stockings - whether hand or machine made.
If, like me, you feel the necessity to know how to do it - I found this an easy to follow learning curve -
This is a really knobbly yarn, and yet it's still SO soft and cosy.
The mixture of colours would make it wonderfully adaptable to be worn with almost any colour you could imagine. There is Blue, Rust, several Autumn hues, a touch of Green and Brown.
And I love the wooden beads I chose to add - they are adorned with a pretty Orange/Red pattern, and highly polished. I think they add a stylish touch to this attractive scarf.
Don't you feel a little warmer just looking at it?
So many 'wearing' ways for you to experiment with. Enjoy!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Bring on the Future
I'm feeling really optimistic about the appeal of these 'Infinity' scarves. Each one is already unique and a 'one off' - like ALL of my creations.
It's been difficult, often impossible, to compete with the countless cheap imports that flood the market . But I have confidence the integrity of my craftwork , its creativity and attention to detail, will win through.
I continue to believe there are many people 'out there' who value these attributes as highly as I do - and who want to 'stand out' from the crowd with their own individuality. For those people - I'm the one with the 'goods' - and it is ALL GOOD!
What's Black and White and Goes on Forever? - No, it's not the Sky at Night, but -
...it is the warmest and most stylish crocheted Black 'Infinity' scarf with super-attractive fringe trim in a marvellous mixture of Black, White, and mottled Black/White 'Ostrich' acrylic yarn. But wait, there's more to the story
This was another 'Infinity' scarf that was hand-crocheted on a large hook in a 'lacy' pattern, using thick but soft Black knobbly yarn. (When I say large hook, it is actually a size...oh no, it is SO big it doesn't even have a number on it. But there is a photo of it on my hub My Crafty Journey...One Stitch at a Time (It's the monster goldish-amberish one)
But back to the scarf - it is 18cm (7") wide x 200cm total length, including the fringe and it features an unusual large concave black and silver bead button to its centre front...so you don't even have to worry about finding jewellery to wear with it.
A stylish addition to the winter wardrobe - maybe to 'dress up' that plain outfit!
And even More - ...come on, your turn to think of more 'wearability' options.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Just One Favourite?
Maybe it's a colour...maybe it's a pleasing combination...maybe it's the whole concept of 'Infinity' scarves?
I would love your opinions - they will help me with future creations. Sincere Thanks...C.
So which is it for you?
Maybe you need more ideas on how to wear Infinity scarves? - The ideas are as infinite as the scarf itself.
Check out this supercalafragalisticexpialodocious video!
Don't you adore the 'uh-ohs' in the background? And aren't you just 'hanging out', like me, to know what that little cutie was up to?
The Whole Story of these 'treasures' is that each one is a versatile scarf that is incredibly lightweight, never crushes or creases, and can be rolled into the smallest ball to fit into the tiniest space....ideal for travelling.....or to have tucked away in a roomy handbag!...and still it provides amazing warmth.
And the other good news (for the conservation-minded), is that no living thing was harmed or killed in order to make this item!!!
Love these scarves SO much
... just can't help writing about them
Here on my website -
and on Ezine Articles, I write about the different types of Craftwork in general, plus those I have challenged my nimble fingers and restless brain -
scroll down to near the end of my page, and click on the Category - Home and Family: Crafts and Hobbies.
But where did it all begin?
- My Crafty Journey.....One Stitch at a Time
Once it was my fingers loudly protesting, and when you see some of the tools I've used, you'll understand. Now it's my fingers and my eyes as I slave over my hot computer, eternally writing.
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