The Panda Owl

The Panda Owl

Thursday, May 24, 2012

See You Later, Alligator!

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 ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Contrary to what most people would tell you, I think this scarf looks pretty amazing! In fact, I wouldn't mind getting one made for myself too!