Its that time of year people!! That beautiful, magical time of year when you bring out all of the accessories in your closet! Ponchos, wraps, scarves, hats, boots.......oh yeah.........its awesome.....
I guess for me, its even better 'cause I work for a ladies fashion accessories company and get "first dibs" on whatevers hot right now.
Walking around the warehouse the other day I found a poncho.......I didn't take a picture of it (As I clearly should have for blogging purposes) but I managed to find it on a customers website:
Its a cable knit poncho in a stone colour. Its really nice and quite popular (expect to see alot of people with this one - like next month). Personally, I'm not really a fan of the turtle / roll neck so I gave this one a miss. I absolutely loved the knit and the colour though. The perks of working here........I got to take the sample. Granted, it had a big hole cut out the side for a swatch but nonetheless, it was a perk!!
So......here's my inspiration for this "work perk"
I love the look of this scarf. I sometimes would avoid the knitted scarf as it can make me feel a little claustrophobic. Some knitted styles are really cute and chunky but not the easiest to wear, you know? Anyhow, I liked how this little scarflette still kept the chunky cable knit feel but it wasn't long and hard to wear.
Now, I don't knit.....I can't manage. Its just one of those things in life that you accept as an inevitability. Seasons will change, You will get older, Helen can't knit. So, "how did she get around this??" you ask? CHEAT!
I cut a length of knitting out of the poncho. This is measured by the length that you are comfortable with around your neck. As you can see from the pic, this is wrapped around your neck and the back end is tucked in behind the front, where the buttons are.
What I did was take the length of poncho that I cut (making sure that I had enough to fold over to have the cable knit on both sides. Turned the project inside out and took embroidery thread to the edge (just making sure the piece wouldn't unravel) Once the edges were all secure (all but one - so you can turn it back right side out) I stitched the last edge and added two wood buttons. I didn't want to actually create button holes as I knew I would be taking this one on and off, over my head. No need for more work, right??
So, here is the finished project......for a big, massive, whopping cost of £0!!!!
I have had a massive amount of love recently on my blog. Thank you so very much for all of the great comments, and well, the pageviews really!! It makes my day to see that people have actually taken the time to read what I've written. Massive thank you.......
So, I would like to offer you a small gift. If you like this scarf, let me know. Leave me a comment and if you've got a blog of your own, please let me know so I can return the love. This time next week I will pick one comment at random, make a scarf like this one for you, and send it to you (wherEVER you may be) as a token of my blogappreciation....
Once again, thank you for the love.
Have an awesome weekend :-)