Monday, February 18, 2013

That Scarf You Could Win? It's Finished!

I finished my GOTR Kal-Haven Trail Scarf last night, and washed & blocked it this morning. I am delighted with how it turned out.

Stellar photography, of the hold-the-camera-at-arms-
length-and-hope-for-the-best variety.

I think it will always have a tendency to curl, but the blocking is keeping that in check.

The fabric is so light and soft, and the color - unlike in these photos - is deep and rich.

The beads don't show up well in these photos - but in real life, they add a splendid touch, running along the edges, and between the 'rail road ties.'

The finished scarf is 46" long

I love this representation of the old rail trail, now a favorite trail for runners (and walkers and bikers...). I love how running on the trail connects with the Girls on the Run program, which itself culminates in a 5K run. I love that my friend and her daughter ran their half marathons with the goal of raising money to support the Kalamazoo Girls on the Run program. (You can read more about that here.)

I'm supporting them in this effort, by giving this scarf to one of the donors to their fundraiser. Every $5 contribution gives you another entry in the drawing for the scarf.

To donate online, you can use these links:
Jessica's donation page
Jessica's daughter's donation page

If you want to donate via check, send me a message at RobinVanderRoest @ gmail dot com, and we'll sort out the details.

Thanks for your support - and good luck in the drawing! (It is a lovely scarf, even if I do say so myself.) 


  1. Hey everyone, this is a beautiful and very well-made scarf. You'd be lucky indeed to win it, and your donation goes to a good cause!