Print scarves are such an awesome invention. What else can keep your neck warm, make you look all tall and willowy, dress up the strap of a purse, sub in as a belt, or hold your hair back (if not hiding it completely) - and still be one thing?
They're like purses, though. No matter how perfect, one is just never going to fulfill all your accessory dreams. I mean, they gotta match your handknit socks, right? And if you go backwards and get the scarf first, you better be sure you knit socks to go with.
I know we covered this subject on the theme of travel planning, but like I said: one scarf is never going to cover everything (plus, they're tiny to pack!). So I was thrilled to find the perfect new Vesper
stripe - named Icicles, how timely - in the mail the day after I fell for that big square one.
The scarf is just great - lots of current bright spring colours around the border - and
green in the middle, so my best colour will be closest to my face when I
In fact it's so perfect, I'm kind of regretting the decision to turn that last Vesper yarn into an ankle sock because look.
Sigh. If a day is hot enough for ankle socks, it's too hot for a scarf.
But let's turn to happier thoughts, like this second new scarf, which is going to have a perfect match in some Vespers whose yarn I got ages ago and still haven't turned into socks.
This colour is sort of deep summer, isn't it - all orange and turquoise and mellow. The yarn is called Kaleidoscope, and I think if I get busy, the combo would be amazing on a cool evening in June.
The key word there being 'busy'. Maybe I should source some matching sandals, to free myself up for knitting something other than socks once in a while... h'mmm. I'm so terrible at choosing between two different irresponsible behaviours.
Hope you have better luck on that front than me - today, anyway! and I'll see you tomorrow.