My scarf drawer is now officially full. If I knit or crochet a new scarf for myself, I have to get rid of one. Spilling over into another drawer is not an option. Our 5-10 year plan includes the strong possibility of downsizing, though there is a lot of water to go under the bridge before then. Meanwhile, I am trying NOT to add to my possessions.
I had lots of scraps of various blue yarns left over after crocheting a big blanket. I like blue and have a couple of blue jackets. So I decided to crochet yet another scarf. I used a simple v-stitch pattern and a 5.5mm hook. Eight full v stitches plus a half stitch at each end of the row gave me a scarf measuring 6.5 inches.
I combined some variegated 4 ply yarn with 3 different dark blue dk yarns. I managed to reach a length of 41 inches before the dark blues were used up. This length is fine on me as I like to tuck my scarves into my jackets and prefer not to have lots of unnecessary bulk.
It is not a thing of beauty and I wouldn't dream of giving it to someone else. But it looks better on than in the photo, is warm, suits me and made good use of left over yarn. Win, win, win, win.
No scarves suffered in my scarf cull. I found one that is small, soft and pretty. It will be perfect for a child and is now destined for my next Operation Orphan parcel.