I blame the weather, but I’ve become ever so slightly obsessive about scarves recently.
I keep noticing them being worn in various, super-creative but completely untried-looking ways. Take, for example, this pic of Kat at possibly-the-most-fabulously-named-ever fashion blog Does My Bum Look 40 In This …
How do some mamas do that? SO clever.
Left to my own devices, I can pull off something just-this-side-of-ridiculous, after much faffing and totally by fluke (so I could never do it again).
See, too, my failures at improvising shepherd/innkeeper headwear for church Nativity spectaculars.
I actually tweeted Kat, and she said that she is planning to post on exactly this at some point soon (and I’ll link to it as soon as she does, hooray!).
I also asked the lovely, super-stylish mama Amanda of Online Stylist, and even she claims to end up looking like she ‘had a fight with spaghetti’ (which, I can assure you, is SO not believable. I’m longing for her to do a how-to!!).
In the meantime, I’ve stumbled on a few inspiring step-by-steps!
How to tie a scarf like a pro
• First up, this simple step-by-step from one of my go-to glossies, Real Simple!
• Next, a great link (which I discovered via the fabulous Simple Mom site) has some great how-to videos, too: The Knot Library: 50 + ways to tie a scarf! It covers classic, simple ‘knots’ like the Simple Tie, Loose Wrap, and – my favourite – the Four-in-Hand …
I’m thinking I might need four hands to try it, but I’m up for the challenge!
• Then there’s this ‘Pretzel Knot’ how-to from super-talented jewellery maker and blogger Lisa Leonard …
(see Lisa’s post for the full step-by-step!).
Are you heading for that scarf and a mirror right now? I know I am.
If I get stuck, I’ll yell …