Thursday, December 13, 2012

A victim of my own success?

I found a lovely scarf pattern on Pinterest.  A way to celebrate my love of kitschy Christmas cheer.  I grabbed my crochet hook and worked it up over a few days, muttering under my breath that I really hate changing colors a lot, but just this once, it was worth it.

The final peppermint-striped scarf with long red and white fringe turned out goofy-great.  As I was putting the finishing touches on it, Jungle Boy took notice.

"MINE!!  Mom you have to give that one to me!  I love that scarf!"

"Are you kidding?  You wouldn't wear this."

"Mom, I'd wear it every day.  Please please please can I have that one?"

So I gave in, at the same moment that Wasabi Girl piped up...

"Hey!  I WANTED THAT SCARF!  Mom was going to make it for me!"

I said no such thing.  I was always making the scarf for myself.  I can't believe the kids would want something so loud and wild.

So here I am, on scarf #2 of at least 3 of these that I'm going to make.  I'm shaking my head at my goofy kids.  And I really don't like changing colors this much but for some festive silliness, I'll do almost anything.  I tucked all the little tail ends under the scarf for the picture.  I'll probably have to drive across town to get more of the right color.

If you would like to make your own, you can find the pattern here.

And speaking of Pinterest, today I got my 1000th follower!  Thank you so much.  I'm having a lot of fun with my boards.

How is your crafting going?  As usual, I have more plans than time to execute them before Christmas.

2 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Melissa said...

Love the story - fun and sweet - need a shot of you all wearing them!!

Tami said...

What a good mom! Willing to sacrifice for her kids. :) I can see why they wanted it - so festive.

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