I have been wearing this scarf around for nearly a year but never blogged it because it seemed…well…rather simple. But the fact is, it’s my favorite scarf to wear, hands down. I do love my velveteen-voile scarf and the liberty one as well, but this one has pompoms. Need I say more?
Actually I will; the other thing that makes this one a favorite is that it’s super soft and lightweight, because it’s made completely of shot cotton, one of my favorite fabrics of all time. Shot cotton has a very soft feel and loose weave, but it’s not as sheer as a gauze and it has a nice drape. And of course for some reason no one seems to be carrying shot cotton right now, which is Classic Rae in terms of timing and all that. But you could definitely make something similar with two layers of voile or double gauze, or even knit, and it would still be just as fun. The key here is the pompoms, right??
Clementine managed to take one or two pictures of it on me before climbing into the photos herself. She’s a diva for the camera, that one…but only when I’m not asking her to pose, of course.
You can’t really see the scarf in any of these, I feel like I look like I just woke up, and they’re already outdated since I got bangs last week (ack!). BUT. I am trying to take more pictures of me with the kiddos lately…have you read this article from the Huffington Post how moms should get in the picture more? Obviously for the blog I take a ton of pictures of my kids, and quite a few of me. But I want to be better about taking pictures of us together (and that includes Mr Rae, who doesn’t make it into many photos either since I usually take a break from the photography when we’re all together).
I kept this scarf a simple rectangle instead of attaching the ends to make an infinity scarf (so that it’s a circle; the fabric equivalent of a “cowl”) because I actually like not having to pull it over my head. So it’s really just two rectangles of fabric sewn together with pompoms. A quick how-to:
Oh! By the way, this particularly lovely pompom trim came from Purl Soho; I particularly liked their selection of colors (including the “Old Gold” shade I used on this scarf, and another awesome mint shade that I snapped up as well).