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.


  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

  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,

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