Tuesday, February 03, 2009

What I'm working on now...

And what to do about it?



I'm making this scarf for Taz, who is one of my APO brothers. He was on Facebook one night and asked me to make him a scarf...he didn't have any preference as to colour or type. So I started this scarf in the car when I was on my way to Pennsylvania the other week. I purchased a few of these Penn State patches a year or so ago...I cannot remember why I bought them in all honesty, but I'm sure I had a project in mind at the time. Last week I ordered APO patches from the National Office and they arrived yesterday. I thought I might put one patch at each end of the scarf (which will be pretty long - 19 or so stripes plus fringe) but now I'm having my doubts. What do you think??? Should I add both patches or just one? Should I put them at the same end of the scarf; one on each side? I thought it would be a nice touch to add the APO patch...maybe I need to leave off the PSU patch since most people know blue & white = Penn State? Post a comment if you have suggestions.

5 comments:

Aunt Lori said...

Both patches as you have them. Is Taz a guy? If so, no fringe. Love the scarf.

Anonymous said...

I like the patches the way you have them, too. Does the Lion's scarf have fringe? I would use that as a guide for the fringe question. Kathy

sue said...

Lori--Taz is a guy.
Kathy--The Lion's scarf has fringe and one patch.
Shan--I vote for the APO patch only and the fringe or 2 patches and no fringe. 2 patches and fringe would be too much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon, The scarf really looks nice! Next time make it Blue and White maybe. I think those are the patches I wanted for Christmas some time ago for my patch collection. Keep up the good work. Dad

Shannon said...

I'm definitely keeping the fringe...that wasn't the debate! If I don't put the fringe on, the scarf will roll up on both ends (see the photo) and look really stupid.

Does anyone think I should put the patches back-to-back...one on each side of the same end of the scarf? I really do not know if I like it as I have it in the picture. I like the APO patch a lot...it stands out. If I could find a darker PSU patch, then I think it would be better. This one just looks too busy.

Dad: I'm sure I could give you one of these patches for your collection. I have 4 of them.