I walked up to a stranger today and asked him if he wouldn’t mind trying on the scarf I just finished crocheting. It’s for my new men’s line. Men seem under-utilized in the accessories dept. The scarf is great, a dark chocolate with specks of avocado, orange, a buttery yellow, a lighter mocha. It looks eatable. However, after this young gent–rather mod: tweed blazer, short tousled hair, angular black glasses–wrapped it about his neck, we both declared it too short. (Actually, it looked perfect as a short once-around with a button. But he looked distressed by it’s lack of length, rather like he would not have known what to do w/the button. Programed only to wrap a scarf around and tie it off. The buttoning might require a woman’s asst. or a stylish man who knows accessories. The Urban man–capital U.
I never asked the lad’s name–he was dining w/two young women. I felt rather embarrassed asking, but he just looked so perfect. He matched my scarf! If I’d had a camera I would have brazenly asked him to model it, which is saying something because I was feeling very shy today.
I’m disappointed that the scarf may be too short. I hooked it last night, then added this great little mocha stitched pocket on the end. My “Love Letter” series for Urban Men. Hide a love letter in the pocket. Valentines for your man. ♥
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I have an Etsy Valentine’s Showcase on February 9th. A big selling opportunity. So I’m preparing. New festive wrist warmers, scarflettes w/Vintage buttons–and others made by H! Beautiful cherry wood buttons. So lovely. (The chocolate chip cookies were a thank you for H–remember the ones Zephyr ate? (See 1/19 post. Sigh.)
So, it’s pouring outside, good day to make more cookies–for dad, who never got his and a longer scarf in the remaining mocha. (I see another yarn trip. . . oh my.)