Cold weather projects

I got my headband/ear cover made and it is working well for fall running.  It is basically a tube of fabric about 18 inches long or so, sewn into a circle, which makes the fabric double layered. I am guessing I’ll need something more along the lines of polar fleece when it gets really cold, but the stretchy poly/spandex knit is great for weather in the 30’s and 40’s.

I’ve also started knitting a narrow pink scarf.  Simple pattern– I cast on 56 stitches and then alternate k8 p8 in one row and then p8 k8 the next row, creating seven 1-inch-wide vertical stripes.  The pattern makes the scarf curl softly, which I think will cause it to drape well and feel warm but not bulky around the neck.

I’m using a delicate bamboo/acrylic yarn that is so soft to touch and just lovely to work with.  Love it.  It’s just the thing to do each morning as I sit listening to kids read.  I get twitchy if I don’t have SOMETHING to do during reading, and this project is very relaxing and yet allows me to still give good, focused assistance to readers.

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  1. Super cute!!

  2. Love the headband and the scarf! You’re so crafty (in a good way, of course!)

  3. I feel all inspired now.<<<leaves in hunt of wool fabrick and various impliments lol
    btw what you are making is beautiful
    Rachel

  4. I do the same thing with reading. I do it while we practice verses too. I get so antsy and I just can’t stand sitting still. Having something to do give me something to look forward to and something to keep my hands busy.

  5. I know exactly what you mean about getting twitchy…I often dust the piano while helping my kids practice! lol

  6. Ah, how I hear you, Mary, juggling mama…
    Thank you for all the ways you inspire and encourage…

    I am so grateful for you.

    All’s grace,
    Ann

  7. Very cute headband … and it’s nice that you’re using a sustainable bamboo yarn!
    -Deb for Ecover