Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was fantastic and I'm looking forward to a wonderful weekend. If you're looking for a way to spice up your projects on your days off, I'd advise you not to underestimate the power of embellishments. What are embellishments? Embellishments are small details that are added to a project to give them a nice finishing touch. A few examples of embellishments are buckles, appliques, beads, ribbon, fringe, pom poms, and buttons. Today's Remix Friday project shows how the right embellishment can really bring out the best in your work.
[I'm] Kathleen Schorin. I live in Ann Arbor, MI with my husband. I have two
college age kids attending the local University of Michigan right in
town. I have been knitting and crocheting ever since I was about 8. I
have a huge stash of yarn stored in at least 30 large, clear Rubbermaid
bins in my basement. I love collecting yarn even though I have enough to
last a lifetime! I like to make smaller projects...scarves, cowls,
socks, hats and give them away as gifts. I don't have the patience to
knit a sweater. I like to take a ball of yarn and turn it into
something. Once I see how it turns out, I'm ready to move on to the next
The Original Pattern
Circles Scarf by Linda Permann
I first saw the pattern in a magazine, a crochet scarf designed with an interesting technique using self-striping Noro yarn.
While I love Noro sock yarn, I didn't exactly like how it worked up in
this pattern so I chose a solid color yarn in a heavier, sport
weight...DROPS Alpaca. I also have a large button stash so I used
different sized shell buttons to accent the bottom 6 rows on each end
and was pretty happy with how it turned out. The buttons were purchased
from the Button Lady, a wonderful eclectic antique store in Dixboro, MI.
I mailed the gift off to a recently retired coworker hoping she will
Crochet is... quick, creative, relaxing
I think those buttons bring so much fun and life to the scarf. Great color choice for the yarn, too. Thank you for sharing your project with us today, Kathleen!