Most of you who visit String are probably here just for the Kureopatora Snake Scarf. I’m surprised at how popular that pattern has been, and its popularity keeps growing. I’ve seen postings from folk all over the world who have made it, with knitters in Japan taking it up first.

Now comes an additional bit of cleverness. Jill from Michigan made several Snakes, and then seamed them together to make a throw. She used Kaleidoscope 100%wool, and calls this her Hummingbird Wrap. Here’s her picture of it, reproduced with her permission:


I hadn’t thought of doing that, and it’s a great idea!

If you ever knit something from one of my patterns please feel free to send me a snapshot. Since I do this for knit-love not knit-money, seeing what my pattern-children are up to out in the real world is my main payback. And if you give permission, I’ll post it here to the gallery. Thanks, Jill for this bit of inspired happiness!

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  1. Kim,
    How are the “snake” scarf negotiations coming? I still have lots of folks interested in the pattern and would appreciate knowing if and when we can direct them to be able to obtain / purchase a copy of the pattern. I fondly refer to it as the “trumpet” scarf, as well, because of the shape each full section. I have recently completed a second one done in lighter fibers (for summer): cotton blends, etc., the latest in 15 different shades of pink – each “trumpet” in a different color and texture (unfortunately requiring lots of weaving in) – which I am donating to a local non-profit called Pink Ribbon Trailblazers for their 2012 fundraiser to assist women who are uninsured or underinsured and need assistance in paying for mammograms or screenings (which cost $108 each). I always give you credit for the pattern and have alerted some folks that you are trying to copyright the pattern to have it published for sale in the near future. Just let me know when and how to obtain, OK? Thanks.

    P.S. I’m still trying to recover from the treatment for my second bout of breast cancer nearly 3 years ago (a different kind: much more aggressive, called triple negative (because they are still trying to figure out how best to treat it, etc…) and I use my knitting for charity as a way to distract myself and stay calm through the frustrations. My oncologist thinks she has finally figured out that my blood counts are down, after a bone marrow biopsy, because the doses of chemo and radiation probably negatively affected my bone marrow and ability to make more red blood cells. Of course, without the treatment, I would probably be knitting from heaven, but I’m feeling much more positive now about life because at least I know what’s going on with my body. Probably, too much info, but… In any case, best of luck in your new endeavors and thanks, again, for this wonderful pattern. By the way, I could never figure out how to do a “purl in the back of a stitch” until I tried a new pattern recently which also required that action and I found a you-tube video that showed it very well. After all these years of making your scarf….

    Jill B

    1. Hi Jill, Please write to me privately at the gmail address listed on the “contact” page. Thanks – K.

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