Friday, September 16, 2011

Purple Friday on the Blog

In the Baltimore area, we celebrate Purple Friday.  It's mostly during football season, but some people do it all year long.  Everyone wears their Ravens jerseys, tshirts, etc. to "Paint the Town Purple."  The schools encourage it, even among teachers.  Many businesses, including banks, and retail stores, bend the rules and allow employees to wear Ravens shirts.  In fact, I just had to buy my hubby a Ravens shirt that he can wear to work - he was the only person not wearing purple last Friday.

It's fun to go out on Friday and see how many people you spot in purple.  And, yes, I now have my own Joe Flacco jersey.

If you can't wear official Ravens gear, you can also wear anything purple, which is what inspired this knitted scarf.  Good news is that this project looks a lot harder than it is.

The stitch pattern was just hard enough to be interesting, just easy enough to do while watching TV.  Of course, found it on Ravelry.  It's called the One Row Lace Lace Scarf by Turvid, and it's a free pattern.

I used my new favorite cotton yarn, called I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby.  It's so soft and great to work with, and it even has great stitch definition.  Much softer than Lily Sugar n' Cream, my other favorite cotton.

So sorry if you're a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but that opening game was Awesome!


Jessica said...

That scarf is so cute! You're right, it does look hard =p

Niki said...

Go purple!!!

Colleen said...

Love the scarf!
I wish we had a football team to root for -- maybe I can make an orange one for Ducks hockey games!