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Warm & Cozy

November 16th, 2013

I finished up my scarf yesterday morning, it’s just what I wanted. The scarf is long, and it will be joined into a large circle to become an infinity scarf. It’s an idea that appeals to me because I hate it when my scarf blows around, this way I won’t have any loose ends. This will also make it super warm, I’ll be able to wrap it around my neck twice.
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I’m going to join the two sides with buttons, then I can wear it as a regular scarf if I want. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I LOVE buttons. I’m lucky enough to have received both of my grandmother’s button collections as well as my great aunts. After opening up my grandmother’s jar I found these two beauties inside.
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These may be the ones that grace my scarf, or I may cut small discs from a birch branch to make birch buttons. But I rather like the little piece of history that these carry.

Are you a scarf wearer, or do you prefer other methods to keep your neck warm?

16 Comments to “Warm & Cozy”
  1. Kay on November 16, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I wear scarfs and typically knit my own.

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  2. kristin @ going country on November 16, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Scarfs make me feel as if I’m being choked, so I avoid them when possible. So do turtlenecks, but I wear them anyway because there is no way I can wear a wool sweater without something to keep the wool off my neck. I’d rather be choked than scratch my skin bloody because of itchy wool, I guess.

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    • Susy on November 16, 2013 at 7:41 am

      I’m with you on the turtleneck, can’t wear them. Scarves used to bother me too, they have to be loose enough to not be choking.

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  3. Beth K on November 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I never used to be a scarf person at all. Then I started making infinity scarves and I love them. I wish I knew how to knit and crochet to make more scarves, but all of mine are sewn. Your scarf is beautiful! I love the idea of using the buttons from your grandma’s collection.

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  4. Adelina Anderson on November 16, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Love making a wearing scarves. I am currently working on a pretty scarf and it is working up quickly.

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  5. laura on November 16, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I’m a definite scarf wearer. In fact the first thing I learned to knit were scarves and I spent several months doing just that while recuperating from an illness several years ago. I almost always wear a scarf in winter, even just around the house. I love the idea of using those buttons you showed us. They are lovely and have such wonderful sentiment with them.

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  6. Nebraska Dave on November 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Susy, no scarves here. I do have fond memories of buttons. My grandmother had a jar filled with buttons. All the grand kids got to play with the jar of buttons when we came to visit. I’m not sure why it was such a fascination but it was. No one knows what happened to that jar of buttons when Grandma died.

    Personally, I’m really not a fan of buttons. Zippers are good or just pull over shirts. I used to not like sweaters in my youth but now in my old age it warms the bones and …. no buttons.

    Have a great button up day.

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  7. Sierra N Hampl on November 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Wow, you’re fast! It looks great and I love the color!

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  8. DebbieB on November 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

    You finished it! It looks great! I love the button idea, too.

    I do like to both make and wear scarves. A scarf is a great way to add a splash of color. I wear mine doubled, or pulled through a loop, to keep them from flapping and blowing away. I can’t wear coarse wool around my neck, but softer wools are fine. And I can’t wear turtlenecks either, it’s totally psychological.

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  9. Terri on November 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I just finished crocheting a scarf last evening and have been thinking about putting buttons on it like you are planning. I love the idea of the birch buttons. My husband has a portable sawmill and access to lots of wood, ( many scraps) and I may have to ask him to make me some buttons! What an awesome idea! Thanks for the idea.

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  10. amy on November 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Always have a scarf….I have found if I keep my neck warm I am warmer all over and for some reason healthier. A dear older friend of mine made a sort of wool collar with buttons for me that fits nicely under my sweaters…but does not have all the bulk of a scarf….I am pretty partial to this and it sees a lot of action in the winter.

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    • Joan on November 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Amy, I would love to see a picture of the wool collar! Seems like something that would be very useful…

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  11. Maybelline on November 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Love that color. I do not wear scarves. It’s never usually cold enough here in Bakersfield, California.

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  12. Jenny on November 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Yes, scarves. And yes, mock turtlenecks but not the old fashioned chokey kind. I live in Alaska so much of the year it’s about staying warm. I also think scarves are a great way to dress up a minimalist wardrobe.
    Yours looks great and I love the old buttons!

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  13. Lemongrass on November 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    We did it together. I finished mine this morning. I am sending it to NYC to a very dear person. Here in Grenada, no need for scarves. When I lived in the temperate zone, I always used a scarf. I also love to knit or crochet them. During the spring and when I lived in SC I made a bunch of skinny, long scarves. I sometimes used them to wrap my locks. I made the skinny ones in cotton and 3 inches wide.
    Your scarf is beautiful, one of my favorite colors.

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  14. Deb on November 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Only time I’ll wear a scarf is in a blizzard, same with hats. hate both of them, but have crocheted many to give away to the less fortunate. No turtlenecks either, too strangly. I did buy at auction my 1 grandmother’s buttons, althogh she did very little sewing ever. My mom has her mother’s and I hope someday to get them. Maybe my sis won’t want them. Love old buttons, have some very old ones. Your scarf is very pretty.

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