Right now its cold in the Chicago area and as Christmas quickly approaches, I thought of my daughter in law Mari’s parents who live in Japan. Their weather is very much like ours here. While we will spend the holidays in California, I thought I would make and send some warm scarves for them since they are staying in Japan for the winter.
Lately, I’ve been doing smaller projects, so these scarves took me a while to complete in stages.
I had some merino/silk roving in a couple of colors I thought would be neutral enough.The one on the left I used to make myself a cobweb scarf a while back. Then I made a my husband a scarf using prefelt in the center. This time I was going to do something different.
The roving was quite twisted, so I made batts for each scarf. I laid them next to each other, wetted them down then let my EZ Felter machine do the hard work.
I finished and fulled them by hand using my bead boards and solar pool covering. I believe this roving had more silk in it and is a bit softer.
This roving was multicolored with a bit of brown, green, blue, gold and white in it.
While it looks beige in the pic above, the closeup is more the actual color scheme.
I hope no matter if you are in the heat or cold, you all have a wonderful, happy holiday!