Monogramming an infinity scarf for my newly doctored friend
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Last night I attended a dinner in honor of my friend, Zellie. It was a “congratulations on finishing your PhD” surprise celebration. Zellie’s PhD was in Classics, and her research was in ancient Greek art. So, naturally, it was a toga party. I didn’t really pay attention to that part when I saw the invite. I only noticed that little detail on our way out to the event.
“Wait,” I told my husband “it says to wear togas.”
“Surely they must be joking.”
No. Not a joke. I had a thirty minute conversation with a guy whose nipple was exposed. It was a little weird. Nevertheless, it was a great party.
But what do you give a friend as a congratulations gift for completing her PhD? My friend, Julie, suggested I embroidery something with a Greek pattern, which sounded like a great idea -but with one day to pull it together…. that just wasn’t going to happen.
Fortunately, when I was in World Market the other night buying the carryout container for my Chinese New Year baby onesie, I spotted a fantastic aqua infinity scarf. The aqua blue color reminded me of the Mediterranean Sea, so I thought it would be the perfect gift for my friend.
But plain aqua? Really?? I just had to add a monogram. But, before attempting it myself, I Googled how other people were monograming infinity scarfs and used their examples for inspiration.
I think it turned out okay but the thin weight of the fabric was a bit flimsy for embroidery. I should have used a permanent stabilizer. Hopefully, though, Zellie will like it.