Before Christmas when I went shopping at Macy's, I found this scarf...It was about seven feet long and eight inches wide, and I figured it was knitted with double-strands of Fun Fur (or Cello). It cost $40. No, I didn't buy it - but I did get a good idea for making a FUN scarf like that for MUCH less than $40.
This week, all the yarn at Jo-Ann Fabrics is on sale, so when we went today, I picked up four skeins of Fun Fur! They were $2.99 apiece, from $3.99 - not bad, considering. But that's a total of $12 for who-knows-how-long the scarf will end up being.
The other thing I needed to think about before actually buying the yarn was how I was going to make the scarf. Knitted scarves are much more drapey and stretchy than crocheted ones. If you know me well, you know I don't like to knit - I like to crochet. But I was going to try to pick up knitting again for this scarf anyway. But then I was flipping through a fashion crochet book and read that knitting is so drapey and stretchy because it picks up only one loop while crochet picks up two. So the answer is to work in the back loop only - PERFECT!! So I'm going to crochet this scarf! :D