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« on: April 20, 2009 01:27:21 PM »

I was very impressed with aliastriona's Magpie scarf, and EmilyFlew's Bowerbird scarf.  So impressed, I decided to make my own, kingfisher-inspired scarf.

Unfortunately, I realized that design is not my strength!  I clearly envisioned the rust sash on white -- but the rest of it was not so well planned.

But it was fun.  I cast on 300 stitches, aand the end product is 10 inches by 8 feet.  It's incredibly warm and unmistakeably mine -- my new favorite ugly scarf!

« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009 02:14:11 PM »

I don't think its ugly at all... but it does look warm and cozy, and you had fun making it. I'd call it a success.

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009 02:38:56 PM »

unless you hate earth-tones or something, this is not ugly at all.  i think it's nice.  also, i think people buy things that look like this (although i cannot place which store it reminds me of) ...

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009 02:41:23 PM »

I think it is beautiful, not in the least bit ugly!  I am quite envious.  Be proud!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009 04:02:37 PM »

I believe by "ugly" you meant "understated beauty with a hint of sophistication," but that's just me.  Grin
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009 07:06:28 AM »

I agree with everyone else - there are alot of words I would use to describe this, and ugly is sure not one of them. I think it's pretty beautiful, actually.  It looks like something my stepmom would love, so I may have to steal some of your ideas (giving you full credit, of course).  Plus, it's inspired me to dream up bird-based scarves of my own.  Thanks so much for posting this! Grin
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009 02:27:10 PM »

i love ugly scarves. i made a 'magpie' scarf too, only i used all of that weird eyelash yarn and stuff, and its so ugly and giant and warm!! congrats on the design, and i think it looks fabulous!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009 12:05:54 PM »

I love it!!!   I think I need to make a bird themed scarf now.

« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009 05:45:49 PM »

I agree with everyone else, this isn't ugly at all. I think the color combination is lovely, and i like the textures the striping makes. I also like the funky fringe at he end. Great job and don't underestimate you design abilities!
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009 10:16:58 AM »

Aw, thanks everyone.  I shouldn't have bashed my own work.

The overall effect is not bad.  While I was very happy with the rust sash on the white seed stitch, I learned alot about what stitches loook good next together, and how to handle the purl/knit bumps intruding into the next row.  Plus I used up a lot of odds and ends of yarn -- who knew I had so much blue?

As long as you learn something, nothing's a waste of time, right?
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