Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Removal Scarf

The layout.

 


Pencil roving 'cursive'.

 


The finished scarf.

 


The reverse side.

 


No, this scarf does not possess any magical ice-melting powers...

...it was made as a thank-you gift for my lovely next-door neighbor last week.

We've had more snow than usual this Winter...

...and my neighbor has taken it upon himself to clear my sidewalk and driveway each time it snows!

So along with a plate of orange zest chocolate chip cookies...

...I decided to make him a warm scarf to thank him for his Herculean efforts!!

I wanted it to be warm and to look masculine...

...so I decided on a thick, cushiony scarf with a simple green and white stripe.

Of course, it turns out that I couldn't leave it completely unadorned...

...so I added pencil roving swirls to the reverse side.

He seemed pleased with the gift...

...and he always appreciates my baked goods!

I guess the proof will be in the pudding the next time the snow is deep...

...if I see him wearing the scarf as he works!! Grin.

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12 comments:

Kelly said...

Awesome...both that he shovels for you and that you made him a fabulous scarf...and cookies! :)

vilterietje said...

heather it's a beautiful scarve!
most men think it's feminin to wear nuno scarves, but as soon as they once have tried, they will be addicted. love, riet:)

Heather Woollove said...

I know, Kelly...right?!?
Yes, Riet...we felters will conquer the world, one man at a time!! Giggle.

Terrie said...

A very nice gesture of "thank you". It must be warm and the design a man should love.

Heather Woollove said...

Thank-you, Terrie! Yes--it's thick and warm.

Jan said...

Very kind of you to reward your neighbors kindness. The kindness will expand like ripples in the water from a kindly tossed pebble:-) Plus it looks good too.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Jan! I grew up in the Midwest where 'neighborly kindness' was the norm...so I love that I've found my own little pocket of it here in Philly. (Jokingly referred to as "The city of brotherly shove")

Dawn Edwards said...

Great scarf buddy...Love the "cursive" effect. I'm sure your neighbor will be wearing his scarf...Who wouldn't want a Heather original? As cold as it's been, he's probably wearing it round-the-clock. What would we do without kind neighbors? We'd still be digging out if ours hadn't come to the rescue. Do you think it's time to say "uncle" to stop the winter weather and bring about Spring? ;-)
Hey, did Phil see his shadow?

Big hugs,
Dawn

Dutch Hollow said...

What a nice neighbor and I'm sure she'll love your scarf.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Dawn and DH! Phil, the groundhog, said that Spring will come soon this year, but we'll see. :)

Melissa Plank said...

Nice projects, I love them all and the duster cover is a wonderful idea!

Sandie Knapp said...

What a wonderful thing to do, and I am certain that he really appreciated, both the cookies AND the scarf. How could he not? It must be uber warm around his neck, eh? :)