Tuesday, 15 January 2019

WOYWW 502–Scarf Embellishing

I know we always say this, but I can’t believe yet another week has passed… Half way through January already!

Remember last year I was working on some embellishments for the striped scarf I had knitted? I decided it was high time I finished that project so over the past few days I’ve been working on making the fringe and adding the felt and crochet embellishments. So far I have completed one end, and this is the result.

01 End 1 Complete - Side 1 15-1-19

The other side.

02 End 1 Complete - Side 1 Showing Fringe 15-1-19

Detail of fringe. You can see that I have incorporated the felt balls I made with crochet chains. I had made some white balls which I didn’t think I would use but in the end I decided to use them, and I added a bit of embroidery on them with wool scraps.

04 End 1 Side 1 Fringe Detail 15-1-19

Detail of some of the embellishments.

05 End 1 Side 1 Embellishments Detail 15-1-19

Embellishments and fringe.

06 End 1 Side 1 Fringe and Embellishments Detail

Closer detail shots of the fringe.

08 End 1 Fridge Close Detail 2 15-1-19

07 End 1 Fringe Close Detail 1 15-1-19

I also attached a few crochet chains further up the scarf, with felt flowers and leaves attached, and the whole effect has been to soften the bottom edge of the scarf.

The little blob on the end of each felt ball on the fringe is a crochet chain loop, through which I am planning to attach a tassel. If I don’t like the tassels I can always take them off again – the little loops look quite nice on their own!

Now all I’ve got to do is repeat the process on the other end.


They’ve both been using the cat tree again lately, which is good. I was beginning to think I’d bought a large expensive piece of junk.

05 Ruby on Top of Cat Tree 9-1-19

07 Both Kitties on Cat Tree 14-1-19

Lily exposing her tummy.

06 Lily Showing her Tummy 9-1-19

We had another session with them in the garden the other day and Lily was quite happy playing and just sniffing at things and running around, but Ruby spent the whole time going round the edge looking for ways to escape. We had to keep her under close supervision the whole time. We took them out in the late afternoon when they were hungry, in the hope that this would get Ruby in, but we had a terrible job with her, and she wouldn’t even be enticed with Dreamies. In the end I fetched the birdie toy (you can just see it in the above photo) and this proved irresistible, and after a while my hubby managed to get her in.

We got Lily in first, and I shut her in the house, out of the kitchen. I went through to check on her because she was crying, and she was sitting up on the flat kitchen windowsill looking out, desperate to know where her sister was.

As soon as we got Ruby in, I chased her into the house and she went into the flat. Lily didn’t see her at first but still went on gazing out of the window, and I called her and said “Ruby’s here!” and she immediately leapt down and went straight to her and kissed her – she was all over her and her relief and love were palpable! It was sweet to watch, and I wished I’d had the camera handy. She really worries about Ruby, but we wish she would just tell her to behave and be done with it – but we all know that Ruby never listens to anybody!!

Cat Selling Dog on Ebay

This is what I’m always threatening Ruby with, when she’s naughty!!

Other news

No sourdough this week, but I made ordinary seed bread in the bread maker. I also did a roast chicken on Saturday which was delicious, with lots of nice cold meat to follow (easy meals!) but I was so wiped out on Sunday after all that effort that I spent most of Sunday morning in bed while my hubby went off to church on his own!

I’ve not been too well this past week, with a lot of fatigue and headaches so I’ve been trying to rest as much as possible, and have also been working hard on sessions for my Bible study group which resumes again tomorrow night. I’ve been learning a lot recently and designing new sessions and am excited to share what I have learnt with the group. The sitting room is a mess and will definitely need to be tidied up before the evening!

We’ve got the plumber and the roofer coming at the end of the week – the former to service the boiler and check out a possible leak in the downstairs loo which always seems to be damp, and also to fix my boiling water tap that has been leaking for ages, and recently caused a major flood in the kitchen. The roofer is coming to fix a leak in the flashing on the lean-to at the back which is causing some dampness on the wall. Oh the joys of living in damp old Devon… It’s much damper by the coast than where we used to live, further inland. Always something to fix on older houses, isn’t there. Hopefully none of these jobs will prove major.


  1. Wow, the scarf is fantastic, well done you!! I love all the flowers, leaves, butterflies and other details - honestly, it transforms it, Quite wonderful!
    Hugs LLJ 12 xxx

  2. Wow, Shoshi, the embellies on the scarf are something else. All that incredibly fine detail and stitching right down to the embroidered wee white balls, love it all, it would look great, so imaginative!
    Mm I’d be spanking that naughty naughty Ruby .. or water spray and simply not let her out for each visit she misbehaves give her sister a roam but no Ruby after a while she might catch on, be naughty=no outside!
    One could try it and hope?
    Happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #11

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  3. Wow, now that's real wearable art! Just gorgeous!
    Happy WOYWW :)
    Claire, no. 3

  4. Hi Shoshi, fab job on the scarf. What a naughty kitty Ruby is! So amusing how they can differ in personality. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

  5. Your scarf is stunning. Those embellishments are simply amazing. So beautiful. The story of the kitties made me smile, such different personalities. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week. Love and God Bless, Caro xx (#19)

  6. Love, love that scarf fringing.....
    Best of luck with the plumber, hope our boiler will be serviced when our Engineer finishes today.
    Our poor old pussycat seems to spend most of her time sleeping, we are feeding her freshly cooked chicken and it appears to be helping her bulk out a bit as well.
    Love your two little girls' adventures.
    have a good week
    Christine #25

  7. Wow, what a lot of work on that glorious scarf. Is it for you or do you have to give it away. I certainly would find that hard to give up to anyone else. Love your kitty saga and hope Ruby soon learns where her treats are and actually come in quickly. I hope you soon feel a lot better and get rid of all the dampness. xx Maggie #1 or #7

  8. Hi Shoshi, enjoyed reading your post and hearing your news, I am so out of touch. I love the scarf and embellishments - especially the felt balls! I have loads of wool here from when I toyed with needle felting as a craft I could do whilst watching telly but its far too noisy - tried it once and OH was not pleased!! I suppose I could always resurrect it to do in the adverts (OH still hasn't got the hang of recording or pausing so you don't have to sit through 5 mins of adverts every 7 minutes). Your kitties aer v sweet. My old girl is really starting to show her age (she's 17 and a half) and we all think she has a bit of feline dementia - her behaviour some days is very odd! A plus has been that she has got a lot more friendly lately (she is an irritable tortie) and positively fights to get on your lap the minute you sit down. This would have been unheard of 6 months ago. She still surprises us some days by being bright as a button and she still looks like a young cat as she is quite small. Hope you manage to get your leaks etc sorted (!), take it easy and have a great Wednesday. Cindy #27

  9. Ooh what an absolutely scrumptious scarf - I love all the embellishments, especially the felt balls on little chains. It looks so tactile. What funny little kitties - they sound like chalk and cheese! I love the photos of them on their cat tower.
    I hope you start to feel better soon,
    Diana x #18

  10. your scarf looks fabulous, but I am afraid I wouldn't be able to wear it with "lumps" (your gorgeous embellishments I mean) as it would annoy me under my coat... course, if you could just wear the scarf and not need a coat that would be ok! hope your builder jobs won't cost you an arm and a leg! That Ruby is a right minx isn't she! Have a great week Helen #5

  11. I agree, no idea where the weeks go. Love your scarf and the cat selling the dog on eBay though that could easily be my Maisie selling Stan on ebay Lol! though I think she likes him most of the time. Have a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x10x

  12. Such a beautiful scarf Shoshi! Ruby and Lily sound really close. Would it be worth trying a cat harness and a retractable lead for Ruby when she goes out? Hope all the work on the house is straight forward and that you are feeling less tired soon. Sarah #2

  13. Well that scarf end is a triumph! Gorgeous stuff, am impressed at how you ‘saw’ what you needed for the decoration, I couldn’t picture the felt balls at all, especially when you said you would add them with crocheted chains. They look marvellous!

  14. This is the third time I have typed this comment. Oh Shoshi, I don't know what is happening but on my computer alone (not his, nor my tablets) the wifi keeps dropping and I lose what I have done. So frustrating.
    Anyhow, I cam on here because I had not seen a WOYWW post from you for a couple of weeks. Realised I had missed this one but also that you were not well when you wrote this. Do hope that you are on the road to recovery now.
    Love the scarf, what a work of art! So beautiful and a showcase for such talent. I hope you wear it to church, it deserves to be admired.
    Ruby is a little scamp isn't she, but so lovely and amusing to read of her exploits and of the love her sister has for her. A real tug at the heart strings story this week.
    Will leave it there, hope we see you back in blogland soon.
    Hugs, Neet (27/1/19)

  15. Great and nice content
    Thanks for sharing

  16. Well, I'm only two weeks late and it's now it's the end of January. That scarf is pure happiness! I bet people comment on it when you wear it - very flamboyant and full of whimsy! I laughed out loud reading the story about Ruby and Lily - they really have a lot of human emotions! Hopefully, the plumbing issues have been solved by now! See you when you start posting again! xx


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