So I went to Joann Fabrics last weekend in the vain hopes of finding the final six colors to my Hogwarts collection. Of course, I found nothing but on my way out, I found a giant mound of pink yarn and I saw the breast cancer awareness ribbon. I picked it up and it felt like perfection. Since October is Breast Cancer awareness month, I thought it fit.
First off: I hate the color pink in every shape and form. I don’t look good in it and I think it always looks like Pepto Bismol. In this case, I saw the label stating all proceeds from the sale of this yarn goes to Breast Cancer Awareness. Mom loves the color so maybe she’ll nab it from me if I really hate the way it looks.
So I picked it up and brought it home, thinking I could make a simple neckwarmer out of it.
I cast on something like 70 sts to my size 10.5 circular needles. It looks like a big pile of plush pink marshmallow. It feels like the filling of a marshmallow too… coincidence?
Upon finishing, I found that I didn’t like the way it sat when I bound the two sides together so I took the seam out and grabbed some magnet connectors that can also be found in the average purse. I wanted to put a button on but I don’t have pronouncing enough buttons lying around the house. So I thought the magnets would make a good enough statement. I then added some fringe to the ends so it didn’t look so short and cut-off.
I’m still not sure I want to leave it like this or if I’ll change it so it’s back to being a neckwarmer. Eventually I’ll make up my mind.