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Some sinar sewing notes

Wow - it's been a while! I took some sewing time this week, and wanted to jot it down. I made a pair of sinar scarves (similar to the one I made here. )

When you make it all from knits, there is no hemming needed, so it sews up nice and quick. The body is the same size - a rectangle 20 by 17, rounded in the back. I've made the ties much narrower - two inches wide, and only 30 inches long.

Nice, huh? I'm pleased!
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A crochet pattern

Well, I saw a picture of this head wrap/head band up on pintrest and decided I could replicate it myself (or at least something approximating it!

Wide mesh headband photo IMG_5140_zps728f2981.jpg

This is what I came up with:

Chain 161
Row 1: Sl st in second chain from the hook and in the next 44 chains.
(ch 15, skip 9 chains, sc in the next ch) seven times
Row 2-3: (ch 15 sc in the ch 15 in the row below) seven times
Row 4: (ch 15 sc in the ch 15 in the row below) seven times ch 45 end off.
Join in the first ch 15 of row 4 and ch 45 and end off - there will be two "tails" of ch 45 on
each side. Use these as the tie for the headband at the back of your head.

The first tie is wider than the other three, due to the sl st, but it's tied in the back, so I figure it doesn't matter. If it bothers you, make the original chain, end it off, and join the chain 45 stitches in and begin the mesh pattern there.

Wide mesh headband - side view photo IMG_5133_zpsa4467556.jpg

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More links...

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Headcovering links

Flannel Sinar photo IMG_5075_zps44311f58.jpg

One more sinar covering for me! This one has a flannel base, which is nice an cozy, and it works fine, whereas that would be too stiff for a regular headscarf. This time, I stitched a strip of braided ribbon down the center of the two tails, so no joining of different fabrics, but still a nice layered look, I think.

SO, I've been collecting links to headscarf tips - todays' list are tying guides by various scarf shops:
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Sinar - take 2

Well, I tried again - I'm liking this one. I still need to make the strips a bit narrower, and I really need to take the time to press it nice and flat :-)

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It does look better on top of a real head - with hair.

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Here it is, untied.
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Sewing a Sinar

So, I've noticed lately references to an Israeli type headscarf referred to as a Sinar, an apron shaped scarf that has the look of layered scarves without the layering. Interesting, but not enough to buy it. So I went on a hunt for instructions to make one myself.
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Spaghetti bake

Just so I remember what I did. It was a successful experiment!

Spaghetti Bake:

1 box of spaghetti
canola oil
1 very large onion, or 2 medium
6 eggs
1 bag frozen broccoli
Parmesan cheese
mozzarella cheese

Cook the spaghetti. Saute the onion in the oil, until starting to brown. Add salt and chopped garlic and saute another minute or two. Mix together the spaghetti, broccoli, onion, pepper, oregano, eggs, parmesan and some mozzarella. Top with a little more mozzarella and bake for 30-45 minutes in a 350 oven.

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Just a little left!