Infinity, and beyond

To start the story that is my new lush infinity scarf, I’ma have to go back a couple of months … In October I made my ultimate Halloween costume – Lydia Deetz’s red wedding dress – entered it into the WM Trimmings Facebook costume competition, and won! All that sewing with all that retina-burning-red was worth it. I won a €50 gift card to spend in WM Trimmings, which I couldn’t wait to spend since I’m in there every couple of weeks anyways. 
With my gift card I wanted to buy some things that I normally wouldn’t. One of the many pieces I picked up was some of Cygnet’s Seriously Chunky plum wool. You can’t tell from these pictures, but there are so many colours to this wool – I can only compare it to a petrol spill. If petrol spills were pretty. Another reason why I went with this colour was because, well, it’s a colour and I wear an awful lot of black. I had my eye on those oversized cowls all you fashionable young people are wearing these days, so I figured why not just knit one? So I did. 

This wool knits up fast and is so soft and lush and more importantly, WARM. I used size 12 needles, cast on 23 stitches and knitted 4 skeins of wool. This thing is HUGE {that’s what she said}. I took it for the ultimate test spin yesterday in some of Ireland’s highest winds, and I was as snug as a bug. No word of a lie. I just wish I had knitted it sooner.

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  1. February 13, 2014 / 19:22

    Oooh you are so talented!! (that dress was freaking crazy amazing and VERY red) It looks gorgeously scrumptiously warm!! And you're bang on trend what with the whole Radiant Orchid thingiemajiggy too. Win-win. xx

    • February 14, 2014 / 09:47

      Ahhhh completely didn't even think about the Radiant Orchid colour of the year! I MEAN, I am so fashionable and on trend.

  2. February 13, 2014 / 22:38

    Wow – gorgeous, snuggly, cosy, and oh so chunky! Love it! xx

  3. Saturday
    February 18, 2014 / 16:56

    That really looks so nice and warm. I didn't get the scale right in my head of how chunky the yarn was, then I saw that cute picture! I could do with a scarf like that right now lol

    -Sam D