The moment is definitely right for a bright scarf

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I don’t know about you, but the winter doldrums have made themselves at home in my life lately—it’s just been so cloudy and cold out for so long, and I’m weary of all the extra stuff you have to do just to go out in this time of year, like layering with the precision of a military strategist, and cajoling the dog into his boots on snowy days so he doesn’t get stung with the sidewalk salt. In any case, the doldrums extend to my wardrobe, and the same black old puffer, jeans, and brown faux fur hat, day after day after day. So I’m trying to brighten things up some delightfully colorful scarves, and this stunning space dye specimen is at the very top of my must-have list.

Kule makes several fun variations on the puffer scarf that are worth checking out, but this blue, white, and camo one has my heart.

Such a pretty blue plaid; click through to see the same thing in a reddish-pink iteration that’s also quite winning.

This just looks so sweet and hand-knit.

A pop of furry pink is never a bad idea.

And here’s another camo print, fashioned from recycled wool.

This looks like a prized vintage store find.

I showed you the hat version of this a while back, and I almost like it better as a scarf.

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    CynthiaE
    3 Feb 2022
    5:49pm

    That first model is stunning! Just had to say that before scrolling through the post =)

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    Viajera
    3 Feb 2022
    11:57am

    Such pretty colors!! A pleasure to look at this post. I wish you-all could send some of your rain here, so it could become much needed snowpack. And I hope the power stays on!

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    karen
    3 Feb 2022
    11:39am

    As a rabid scarf person, I LOVE this post. Great options.

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    Allison
    3 Feb 2022
    7:26am

    I love a bright scarf on a dreary day. I’d like to recommend Ireland’s Avoca knitwear company for beautiful scarves, etc. I picked up a merino wool blanket while visiting and twenty+ years later it is still in great condition. It’s neon colors in plaid, so not the usual neutrals, and their scarves come in array of bright colors too.

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    Eloise
    3 Feb 2022
    7:59am

    Loving the camp option but I use infinity scarfs – otherwise they end up in the snow/slush – always amazed that doesn’t happen to more people.

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      Liz
      3 Feb 2022
      12:57pm

      You’ve got to knot them. I either use the loop or I think what they call a French knot (putting one end through the loop in one direction and the other in the other direction. I had to watch a You Tube tutorial because before that, I was just wrapping them around my neck and hoping for a windless day 🙂

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    CD
    3 Feb 2022
    8:43am

    That color block one from River Island is so gorgeous and cheery. Wearing it might even convince me to go outside for my walk instead of the treadmill.

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    Betsy Palmer
    3 Feb 2022
    9:05am

    Love the color block knit one. It may be time to pick up the knitting needles and have one done for next year.

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    c-dub
    3 Feb 2022
    10:20am

    Rather than a thundersnow last night, we had a thundersleet. It’s currently 29 degrees and still sleeting and nasty and everyone’s just waiting for the power grid to go down again as it did last year about this time because Gov. Abbott didn’t do anything he promised he would do so I really, really needed some happy colors this morning. At this moment I would not reject any of these choices––not even the yellow even though yellow makes me look like the undertaker was hung over and drugged. Oy and Egad.

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    Jenny
    3 Feb 2022
    1:55pm

    Most of my outerwear is bright colored, exactly because I want to counter the weather. I love scarf-shop.com for cheerful, indestructible felted wool scarves. I trust that a maker in Minneapolis knows how to counter cold weather.

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