My husband and I were visiting his aunt who lives in southern Florida. Aunt S heard that I had been doing a ton of knitting and took me to her local yarn store, The Yarn Lady. I was flipping through pattern binders looking for inspiration and came across a scarf that quite literally looked like an alligator. Typically, this would have been a bit kitschy for my taste, but maybe the Florida sun or ridiculously delicious citrus got to my head because I was suddenly gripped by the spirit of Cruella de Vil. Isn't it just hilarious to wear an alligator around your neck? A freaking alligator?!
|I probably wouldn't mind finding this little guy in my backyard
|Who could say no to a face like this?
The techniques in the pattern weren't complicated, but the scarf did take some time to knit because of the length. Additionally, I made it longer than the suggested length because I wanted to be able to wrap it all the way around my neck. The LYS didn't stock the yarn recommended in the pattern so I used one of my favorites, Cascade 220 Heathers, instead. The slightly variegated yarn color (dark green and golden yellow) along with the bumps really made the scarf oh so “snappy.”
|Bumpy, green, and glorious
|Yes, I actually wear this in public. And yes, I actually think I look cool ;-)