Scarey! Maybe to you and me, but not to a young boy. They love snakes. I rode to a meeting with the director of our public library and Shirley told me about a scarf she wanted to knit for her grandson. She found the pattern in a new book in the library. It was a snake. Then she asked in this very sweet voice, "You knit, don't you?" I said I did and I would be happy to knit the scarf. Before we go any farther, I need to tell you I have a horrible revulsion to snakes. I'm not exactly afraid of them, they just give me the creeps. I could hardly watch the part in Harry Potter where the snake escapes from his inclosure at the zoo. I left my finger nail impressions in the arm of the seat. They may still be there. I know they won't hurt me, they just give me shivers and gasps. Even the smallest of snakes stops me in my tracks. I swear they look me in the eye and sneer. With this in mind, I still said "yes" to knitting a long snake-like scarf. Shirley checked the book out of the library for me. When I saw the pattern, I immediately thought, "I can do better."
I began searching where I always search, Google. Google sent me to Morehouse Farm and their delightful RattleSnake scarf. I loved the beads for a rattler and the tonge. I made a trip to my yarn room. In 2009, I made the Great American Afgan for my sister for Christmas. It was made in greens and browns to compliment her beautiful log home. Once again, I grew my stash by buying every Cascade 220 shade of brown and green. Some were perfect and some weren't. The long and the short is my stash grew by a tub of green and brown yarn. In my yarn room, I had the perfect yarn for this adorable (yes, I used the word adorable in conjunction with snake) scarf. I cannot believe how much fun this project was. I couldn't put it down and finished it in less than a week.
If you have a boy in your life he would love it and you will have a ball making it.