Quite a few years ago, when I first went to the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show, I bought a hank of Colinette yarn. I was on a pretty tight budget back then, and it was expensive yarn, and I believed the guy at the stall who said I could make an entire top out of one skein.
Perhaps you could, if you were six years old. But I eventually hunted down some plain navy yarn that was a similar tape construction and made this:
In a moment of inspiration, I added little crochet donuts, and put little mirrors inside them as I sewed them on.
But I only wore this a few times. I’m just not fond of off-the-shoulder style tops. So it ended up in a bag in my wardrobe, and when I was doing a bit of tidying up in there the other day I found it.
‘Hmm’, I thought, ‘that colinette yarn band with the mirrors is so pretty, it’s a pity it’s wasted on a top I don’t wear. Hang on… it’s not that different to a mobius loop scarf.’
Instant scarf – if you don’t count the unpicking. The only down side is that the frogged navy yarn has wound up increasing the size of my stash.