Easy Spring Style

Fine and Feathered - Easy Spring Style

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get to meet the amazingly talented Samantha Jay. We got together and she shot some photos of me in three of my favorite spring outfits at one of my absolutely favorite places, Longwood Gardens!

Fine and Feathered - Minimalist Spring Style
Fine and Feathered - Spring Style

This is such a simple spring look, but one of my favorites. I love that it can easily go from work to out to drinks with friends without feeling too stiff or dressy, but still completely pulled together (I guess as long as you can wear jeans to work, which shouldn't we all be able to wear jeans to work by now??).

Also I'm not sure if I should apologize that almost everything came from Target? But I mean, come on, their spring stuff has been on point! Also, just to clarify, I am in no way sponsored by them, I just seriously spend way too much time in there - they're my go-to these days.

Top : Target
Jeans : Target
Bag : Madewell
Hat : Urban Outfitters
Shoes : Target

Fine and Feathered - Easy Minimalist Style

Watch out for more of my favorite minimal style spring looks coming over the next few weeks! I also am planning on sharing some big personal changes going on :)

All photos by Samantha Jay Photography

Simple Knit Inifinity Scarf DIY

Fine and Feathered Simple Knit Infinity Scarf

I love having a mom who is a great knitter. I see something knitted-looking on pinterest and I'm automatically texting her to try to get her to make it for me! I'm kind of obsessed with infinity scarves, and would love to have one in every color. A month or two ago I asked my mom to whip me up a nice long one and within a few days she handed me one she had just made up herself!

Since she was knitting up another one for one of my sisters, I asked her to share her little pattern here on the blog! She said it's perfect for beginer knitters since you only need to know how to knit and purl. It also uses a super bulky yarn, so it's very forgiving and knits up fast too.

Fine and Feathered

What you'll need // 3 skeins of any super bulky "6" yarn (she used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn - the color on the needles is Dallas Gray, and my scarf is in El Paso Autumn) + a pair of size 13 knitting needles (they do not have to be circulars like hers are)

Fine and Feathered Simple Knit Infinity Scarf

Start by casting on 15 stitches. If you are more experienced, you can do the provisional cast on. If you need some help you can check out this helpful video.

The pattern consists of two rows as follows:

Row1: knit all stitches

Row2: purl 1, knit 2, then repeat until the end of the row

Simple isn't it? Just repeat these 2 rows until you end with row 2 and still have at least 18 inches of yarn to weave the ends together. At this point you can simply sew the two ends together. You can try an invisible seam too (here's another helpful video)

Fine and Feathered Simple Knit Infinity Scarf
Fine and Feathered Simple Knit Infinity Scarf

This scarf is about 6 inches wide which is great because it's not overly large. If you would like something larger just add stitches in multiples of 3 to keep with the purl 1, knit 2 pattern.

Here's a close-up of how the pattern will come out looking...

Fine and Feathered Simple Knit Infinity Scarf

Want to get started with knitting, or need some help? Here's some great resources she reccomends...

Ravelry is packed with forumns, patterns, knit-a-longs and pretty much everything you need to get started and keep going for a long, long time.

Very Pink is full of great tutorials and videos for beginers!

Knitty is full of unique and fun patterns if you're looking for something different.

Happy knitting!

Fine and Feathered Simple Knit Infinity Scarf

PS. How gorgeous is my mom's cape? She made it herself! Secret's out - now you all know where I get my DIY genes from:)

Simple Printed Scarf

 Scarves and headbands are one of those things I can never bring myself to buy unless it's a super unique print or color. I love simple ones though. I recently bought a few yards of a super soft jersey knit fabric on sale and have been looking for all sorts of uses for it.

This is a super simple head (or neck) scarf and only really takes a few minutes (besides letting the paint dry) and is pretty cheap too - love!

I used some leftover un-mounted linoleum (found at most art supply stores - you also could use thick foam) and used my x-acto knife to cut out my "stamp". I went with a swiss cross shape but you could really do anything - it's best to stick with something simple though.

 I layed my cut fabric (approximately 12 x 50 inches) over some cardboard for protection. I used Martha Stewart's All Purpose Craft Paint in white, just dipping my stamp in and hand stamping it onto the fabric. I let it dry overnight, and then ran it through the dryer on high heat to set.

I am excited to get some other colors of fabrics and paints to make some more. I also made mine a little extra long so I can easily use it as a neck scarf too - love things that can do double duty:)