A Scarf with a Tale to Tell
The piece of fabric was delightfully printed with bright-colored hearts on a creamy background. It was a stretchy, textured, cozy knit and had all the potential to become something really grand. The fabric waited patiently to see what form it might take and what its life might look like. With the whimsical heart print it surely would lead a cheerful life – perhaps as a toy or accessory for some lovely little child. Even a cuddle blanket would be wonderful as the fabric was so soft and comfortable.
At length the fabric was purchased and handed over to the ‘One Who Sews’, a friend of the purchaser. It was to be made into an infinity scarf for the purchaser’s 4-year-old daughter. The fabric was ecstatic! To keep a child warm and look darling at the same time was just too good to be true 🙂
Making the infinity scarf was a very simple, quick affair and the fabric endured the needle with quiet aplomb, knowing that the end results were well worth it.
Right sides together – sew the long sides together.
Turn right-side out.
Sew short edges together.
Start at the seams, matching them up.
Sew as far around as you possibly can, backstitching at start and stop.
Turn right-side out. Small opening will be left.
Hand sew opening closed, starting by coming out from the inside with the needle so the knot is on the inside.
Whip opening shut, hiding stitches.
The fabric, now a lovely infinity scarf was so proud. It hung on the shelf hook, just bursting with pride, hardly able to wait to be placed around the neck of the child.
And how happy and excited the child was to see the scarf. She willingly allowed it to be put on her and jumped up and down with glee.
But then the camera came out. And as much as the 4-year-old loved the scarf she disliked the camera. So she refused to smile. The scarf was a bit taken aback at first but as the dislike appeared to be for the camera and not the scarf it soon relaxed and found humor in the situation.
I know I heard that scarf snickering as I tried my best to coax a smile out of that 4-year-old. It was not to be. She would not be coaxed.
Photo taking ceased and the scarf sighed with relief that it was still wrapped cutely around the neck of the child.
The 4 year old’s friend even demonstrated a nice smile but no luck.
So the girl with the scarf and her friend continued their project of slip covering the 4 year old’s bike. And the scarf kept quiet vigil over it all.