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Topic: A Colorado-ready version of the SnBN Earwarmer. Image happy.  (Read 1257 times)
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« on: December 27, 2007 09:03:16 PM »

My best friend and semi-hero, Amanda, recently moved to Colorado. To help her prepare for the coldness (she's a native Texan), I decided to try my hand at the earwarmer in SnB Nation. It turned out so much better than I thought it would! Incidently, it is the first thing in the book I completed. (Finished projects are SO satisfying...)

I used the recommended (costly) yarn for the black headband-y part, but I used a less expensive yarn for the flowers (some Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends in white, leftover from my version of the Kittyville hat) and a more expensive one for the leaves (I inadvertently picked up Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK instead of the recommended one - it didn't really make a difference, except that it is pretty hairy compared to the other...). I used a double strand of DMC floss and some fake pearl beads (a large one in the centre and smaller ones at the rays), and 2 green crystal beads to jazz up the leaves. A single green square bead hid the join of the two pieces of I-cord that make up the stems.

The Earwarmer Itself


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Amanda modelling (not her real face lol)


Amanda modelling, side view
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007 09:45:20 PM »

That is awesome!  I moved from Florida to Colorado 2 years ago, and I would love to have something like this!
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008 03:53:44 PM »

So gorgeous. It turned out so classy. Wonderful. I bet your friend loves it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 12:32:10 AM »

Thanks! lol "classy" Awesome.

I have gotten really into these things...I'm currently making 2 more, both incorporating the kitty ears from the Kittyville hat onto the headwarmers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 04:48:46 PM »

haha it would be cute with little ears!
looks really great! i made this too before, works SO nice for when its freezing cold out.
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