Working through the stash…now I can be honest about this. I’m furiously trying to work through the yarn I have WITHOUT buying anything new in order to skim the fat from the top of my stash so that it will fit in storage when we move onto the boat come July. Got to, got to, got to slim it down. Actually, right now, I’ve got it pretty slimmed down already — but there are several small project amounts that I want to use up before we move.
So here was another one! The Flamingo Scarf, from Morehouse Merino again (my favorites) and another past Christmas present from Patrick and/or Drew. If you’ve ever been in my classroom, or had to share a dorm room with me in college, say, then you know that I really do like these awkward birds. It started because of Fantasia 2000 — the yo-yoing flamingo:
One of the friends I went to see the movie with thought this lovely little purple flamingo was just like me — it became a karaoke nickname, Madame Flamingo, and then turned into a little side-obsession after that. Now I have stuffed flamingos, flamingo artwork, flamingo ornaments, and even flamingo bookends in my classroom — all very tastefully done, I assure you. But what was I missing? A flamingo scarf, obviously!
But not any more! It was lots of fun to create — you start at the beak, then work down the neck to the body and then the legs are made separately and sewn on. It was fast, and cute, and is a perfect funky addition to my wardrobe. Ta-da! Take that, all you line-dancing, conformist flamingos! Ha!