I had a great idea for a new scarf but it hasn’t turned out how I thought it might. I chose the colours thinking they were springy and new but once I’d completed it, all I could see was a bit of batternburgh. I’ve made a cake scarf.
It’s a pretty useless scarf as it’s too big. Sooo, my question is do I add a couple more sections to make it big enough to twist and double up. Or… is it acceptable to wear as is? I thought about adding a border too but can’t do that until I’ve made a decision.
There’s not much point in a scarf that’s open at the neck but the thought of revisiting a project I’d hoped was finished is annoying. But then, if I leave it, will I wear it?!
Some daffodils to big up this half arsed post!
20 thoughts on “Dodgy Battenburg.”
I love these colours together. I reckon add some sections to make a mega cake scarf 🙂
I’m leaning that way…
your posts do make me laugh! Sorry,that is no help though is it?!
No, but it makes me happy!!
Oooh tricky! Either way, add some or take some away, so it’s super snug and comforting like a scrummy slice of Battenberg! 🙂
I just can’t be bothered with either. I wish I’d got it right the first time! I think I should add but even if I did I don’t know if I like the pattern and colours enough….
How about turning it into a cushion cover? If it still can be? I have this problem all the time, and usually I end up chucking the not-quite-loved scarf into the recycling bin. Such a waste of wool isn’t it!
I know I should make it bigger and twisty but I haven’t got the inclination to do it. Ho hum.
I love your expression in one of the photos! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who finishes things and then questions what I’ve made. For what it’s worth I like it and lurve your sunny daffs! 🙂
Haha thanks!! I have so many rejected projects that maybe I should try and save this one 😄
This reminds me of the shrug I have at the back of my drawer, doomed to be thrown out one day having only been worn once! The colours of your scarf are so pretty, and perfect for spring or Easter. Spring wreath? Not sure to wear obviously!
Agh, I don’t know!! I like it but I don’t love it. I know it’d be better with a bit extra so I could double up. But that’s more time spent on something I’ve lost enthusiasm for. Could you regift your shawl? I was tempted by a Giveaway kind of thing but that’s lots of effort isn’t it!?
I was thinking of a giveaway before we go to Canada but not sure how to go about it really. The colours of your scarf do suit you 🙂
Those colors are just the bit of spring that I needed to see on this gray morning!
Oh good, I’m glad they’re good for something. I’m just resisting buying their cakey twin.
Weeeeird! A few years ago I wanted to do a selection of cake-themed scarves, with Battenburg as one of my mainstays! So I like it, but I might be biased 😀
Ha! Cakey inspiration, I like it. Bakewell tart would look good as a scarf. Can’t think of any others!
I think jammie dodgers made my list as well… And maybe French Fancies? Time to head to the cake aisle for some research, I think 😉