Infinity Scarf

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I’ve been making hats from yarn for almost two years. I bought one of those round loom sets at a thrift store and taught myself to make hats by reading the instructions that came with the kit, making a lot of mistakes, and practicing, practicing, practicing. I sell some of the hats I make and give some of them as gifts. My favorite aspect of making hats is playing with color. I like using bright, especially variegated yarn.

Here are some of the hats I’ve made:

This blue and white hat has a finished edge. The yarn is very thick. This will be a warm, warm hat.

This large blue and white hat has a finished edge. The yarn is very thick and should keep a head very, very warm. It costs $13, including shipping.

 

This large hat has an unfinished edge. It is quite purple, and costs $13, including postage.

This large hat has an unfinished edge. It is quite purple, and costs $13, including postage.

These large green and blue hats cost $13 each, including shipping. The one on the upper right has a finished edge. The other two have rolled edges.

These large green and blue hats cost $13 each, including shipping. The one on the upper right has a finished edge. The other two have rolled edges.

 

These large hats for are made from 100% wool. They cost $20, including postage. They all have rolled edges.

These large hats for are made from 100% wool. They cost $20, including postage. They all have rolled edges.

(You can see all of the hats I have for sale at http://www.rubbertrampartist.com/hats-ive-made-for-sale/.)

When I was on Facebook, someone in a group I was in mentioned making infinity scarves with her round loom. I asked her how she used the loom to make infinity scarves, and she directed me to http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-knit-an-infinity-scarf-on-a-loom/. Again, I learned how to do the craft project by reading the instructions, making some mistakes, and practicing, practicing, practicing.

The first infinity scarf I made was a birthday present for a friend.

Here’s a photo showing what the scarf looked like shortly after I began work on it.

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Here’s another photo showing the scarf a bit later in the process:

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It takes a lot of time and yarn to make an infinity scarf. I’d have to charge a lot of money for these scarves if I sold them.

Here’s a photo of the completed project:

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I’m in the process of making a second infinity scarf as a gift for another friend, but it’s been slow going. The scarves don’t offer the quick gratification that hats offer and feel more like work than fun, another reason I’ll probably never sell one.

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I took all of the photos in this post.

 

About Blaize Sun

My name is Blaize Sun. Maybe that's the name my family gave me; maybe it's not. In any case, that's the name I'm using here and now. I've been a rubber tramp for nearly a decade.I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. For most of my years on the road, my primary residence was my van. For almost half of the time I was a van dweller, I was going it alone. Now my (male) partner and I (a woman) have a travel trailer we can pull with our truck. We have a little piece of property, and when we're not traveling, we park our little camper there. I was a work camper in a remote National Forest recreation area on a mountain for four seasons. I was a camp host and parking lot attendant for two seasons and wrote a book about my experiences called Confessions of a Work Camper: Tales from the Woods. During the last two seasons as a work camper on that mountain, I was a clerk in a campground store. I'm also a house and pet sitter, and I pick up odd jobs when I can. I'm primarily a writer, but I also create beautiful little collages; hand make hemp jewelry and warm, colorful winter hats; and use my creative and artistic skills to decorate my life and brighten the lives of others. My goal (for my writing and my life) is to be real. I don't like fake, and I don't want to share fake. I want to share my authentic thoughts and feelings. I want to give others space and permission to share their authentic selves. Sometimes I think the best way to support others is to leave them alone and allow them to be. I am more than just a rubber tramp artist. I'm fat. I'm funny. I'm flawed. I try to be kind. I'm often grouchy. I am awed by the stars in the dark desert night. I hope my writing moves people. If my writing makes someone laugh or cry or feel angry or happy or troubled or comforted, I have done my job. If my writing makes someone think and question and try a little harder, I've done my job. If my writing opens a door for someone, changes a life, I have done my job well. I hope you enjoy my blog posts, my word and pictures, the work I've done to express myself in a way others will understand. I hope you appreciate the time and energy I put into each post. I hope you will click the like button each time you like what you have read. I hope you will share posts with the people in your life. I hope you'll leave a comment and share your authentic self with me and this blog's other readers. Thank you for reading.  A writer without readers is very sad indeed.

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  1. It looks like you use new yarn. I was wondering if you’d ever experimented with recycled yarn at all? I am always seeing these great used sweaters with great wool yarn in the by-the-pound Goodwill bins and wishing I could re-use that yarn. I even tried to take one sweater apart, but it was a machine-made sweater so the yarn ended at each row – useless.

    • Megan, I have read about reusing yarn by taking apart sweaters, but I’ve never done it. If you ever make it work for you and you want to write about the process, I would love to run it as a guest post. Let me know.

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