Keep it classy with more scarves

My commute to work these days has been depressing. There is excessive construction on my usual bus route so I now walk the 1.5 km to the subway station instead of catching what used to be a quick 5 minute bus. The subway has also been unusually packed including multiple delays in all directions. I can only assume this is all due to the start of the new school year.

When I need a pick-me-up, I usually switch my iPod to play broadway musicals. I think God has fun with me and my choice of music sometimes because I was listening to "Class" from "Chicago" when I witnessed an truly unclassy scene.

The lyrics are jazzing away in my earphones: "Whatever happened to Please may I? And Yes Thank you?" and then three teenagers rush onto the subway. The girl that got on first cuts off an old man and sits down in the middle of three empty seats. She then holds her hands out to reserve the seats so her friends could catch up and sit next to her. I don't mean a nonchalant stretching of her arms; it was a full blown wing span stretch. The old man is stunned. I think I tried to make stink eye with any of the three punks. They never looked up. They didn't even talk to each other. They took out their various electronic devices and emailed, ninja'ed fruit, or knocked down some green pigs. "Nobody's got no class!"

You know what's classy? A really big scarf. Here are two more that I finished, including the original yellow polka dot flannel. The other two didn't turn out as big because they were made with a knit side rather than a flannel side, but they're just as cozy, and just as classy.

The tutorial I used as a guideline was from Anna Maria Horner. If you're looking for fabric measurements, 1 meter of each fabric (front and back) is plenty. If you're using 60" wide fabric (as with most knit fabrics) you may only need 1/2 meter because I ended up shortening my scarf to 60" long. I highly recommend testing out the length before you finish sewing the scarf.

Too much math? Maybe I'll make a tutorial when we make them at the Farmhouse Retreat.

For those attending the retreat and are still deciding whether or not to join me for the workshop, check out these beauties!