I think in my last post I mentioned that I watch Bones. In the last year, I have caught myself up to the current season by watching (and skimming) the previous episodes on Netflix. I have found it is the perfect show to craft during, because you really don't need to pay a lot of attention, and the good parts are usually at the very end of the episode. It was an episode in season six where I spied a pink pom pom scarf on Angela, and I coveted it and knew I had to have one. After that, I started noticing poms everywhere, and thought I better get sewing quick!
This definitely a Spring scarf, airy and light, but could be worn as an accessory indoors during any season. I made mine out of some leftover linen, but you could make yours out of any lightweight fabric. A striped seersucker would especially cute. To make one like mine you will need two rectangles of fabric, measuring 52 x 10 inches. You will also need nearly 4 yards of small pom poms.
Start out by attaching the poms to one rectangle of fabric. I used a zig-zag stitch to adhere it in place, with the tape on the outside edge, and the poms towards the inside of the fabric.
Pin the two rectangles together, with the poms on the inside. Leave one short end open. Then stitch the scarf with a 5/8 inch seam allowance along three sides, like a pillowcase. Turn the scarf right side out (poking out the corners), fold in the open end and pin, and then topstitch the entire scarf.
Then SMILE so your husband can take your picture -- my favorite thing in the world!