Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"There is a thin line between love and hate and that line, my friend, is a scarf." - Friends

There's something inescapably wanton about an $1,100 scarf. Oh, wait...it's the fact that it's an...eleven...hundred...dollar...scarf. A pricing structure that beggars belief...unless it was handmade by angels...and, even then, they'd have to be Cherubim or Seraphim...none of those riff-raffy angels. Of course, having registered protest I also have to say that it is a beautiful scarf...oatmeal colored cashmere joined with a luxuriously thick band of lace. Exquisite, yet exorbitant (which, when you think about it, would be a lovely motto to have placed on your tombstone when you quit this mortal coil...sorry, the angels made me morbid).

And so...a DIY project is born...out of necessity (mother of invention, aunt of "blimey, that's expensive"). I found a similarly hued, lightweight, cashmere scarf (somewhat bizarrely at Restoration Hardware)...and a wide length of lace trim from Hong Kong (via eBay). Given the speed of the mail at the moment I should finish this project sometime around Easter...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Are you offering to sell your DIY scarf? If so how much?