Sunday, September 18, 2011

Celebrate Color Hood

I am a girl of Summer.  Give me the sweet and sticky hot days of scorching sun. When the humidity is so thick that it feels like a warm wet blanket is wrapped around you.  The type of heat that causes you to stay still because moving just makes the heat worse.  I was born in the summer so maybe that explains my fondness for it.  Or maybe it is because it is only an intense dragging heat that forces me to pause and take a break.  Perhaps it is simply because I have no greater love than driving with the windows down while the hot summer wind whooshes though my hair.

Nevertheless, as Simon & Garfunkel sang "August, die she must..." And each summer as I bid farewell to my warmth, and sun, and Vitamin D, I realize that although I will miss the weather I will not miss the self-doubt that comes with every bathing suit season or the annual can I really pull off shorts this short mental debate.  Nope, when the wind starts blowing colder a wide smile crosses my face at the thought of covering my tank tops with additional layers, piling on the cardigans, breaking out the wool sweaters, the jeans, and the scarves.  Oh the wear a snug pair of jeans, white t-shirt, blazer and a scarf?

Hi, my name is Rebecca.  I am a scarf-aholic.  Um, and to be honest, a teensy bit of a jean-aholic too...  Alright!  A HUGE jean-aholic.  As in piles of them in my closet.  I love jeans, the weight of them, the variety, the small details like the embroidery on the bum pockets...

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And just like the bits of orange, red, and yellow leaves start popping up amongst their forever Evergreen brethren I too start to bring out pops of color in my wardrobe.  Pink, Green, and Orange amongst the more sedate gray, brown, and blue.  I love layer upon layers with great button and zipper details.


When I read about the Celebrate Color extravaganza over at Stitched in Color I knew exactly which colors I dream of most in the fall.  And, I knew what I needed to add to my Fall Scarf ultimate dream...a Cowl Hood Scarf thing-a-ma-bob.  I suppose it is a hood, infinity scarf and a shawl rolled into one.  In other words, the warmest, most scrumptious, soft, wool, all around adaptable accessory for any cold weather walking the dog situation.

Palette: Pink, Orange, Blue, Green, Gray, Brown
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Materials: Manos Wool (a fav) which has gorgeous organic flubs and is Soooo Soft
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The Knit: A wavy rib which I love so much because  it is reversible and gives two different looks
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The Result

The Versatility
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The Hilarity at Having the Mr. Take Photos.  Talk about Devotion (or arm-twisting)
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And the Mr. MRL himself.  I told him he looked like an evil character from Star Wars, he said he was Weapons Dealer.  Whatever he is ridiculous.  I owe him so much for putting up with my photography needs not to mention the yarn that has been everywhere recently.   And to my Squishes, one of whom is now fascinated with YouTube videos about knitting, I am so glad they are beginning to love Fibers as much as their Mommy.  mWah!


I loved this scarf so much I am already making mental plans to create a cotton weight one for the Spring. Spring yummy...  I wonder what type of knit to use, hmmm...

Celebrate Color

If you are visiting from Celebrate Color thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to leave me a comment and I'll gladly check out your project too!  If you have any fall projects please check out Celebrate Color and learn how you can enter the fun and be considered for the amazing prizes.

- rebecca lynne


Sparrow's Nest said...

this is lovely! It looks sooo warm :)

MAD's Blog said...

When did you finish that scarf? I thought it was still WIP. Love it!!!

Issabella The Cat said...

I am inspired :) I've got some beautiful chunky rowan wool thats begging to be crocheted into a snuggly winter scarf that I'm now going to dig out and play with, unfortunately I can't imagine my bloke modelling it for me! kudos to your Mr for posing for pics :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous - that's the scarf/cowel/hood and you and Mr MRL!

Rebecca Lynne said...

The Mr. is especially flattered by all the attention. Even when my father suggested that he looked like Lawrence of Arabia. Hahahahahaaa!!

Anyone else have any funny hubby/s.o. photos out there to share?

nook. said...

this is awesome!! it looks sooo smooshy and soft. love it!!! and it looks great on both of you ;)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

This scarf is so great, I love it!!! Your pictures are great too! :)

April said...

I love your cowl-scarf-shawl! I'm going to ask my husband to make one for me. (P.S. He would probably be happy to be called a Star Wars character. haha)

Love all your photos!

Toni said...

Insert insane jealousy the colors and super-duper love the um, pattern? Way it's knitted? Not sure how to say that as I'm fiber-arts challenged but I think you'll understand. This looks so cozy! Love the photoshoot!

Rachel Hauser said...

Oh, my dear. This post is all pleasure. Your montage of layering clothes is so cute. I'm a layers girl my self. Thank-you, thank-you for this treat!!!

P.S. Your husband's photo is classic. Next time my complains about taking pictures....

Anonymous said...

I just love a snood... And all these colours are wonderful together! I need to cast on for one myself :)

memake said...

I love this scarf/snood/cowl. The colors are great. I want to make one. Can you tell me the size of it?