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Topic: Stash Busting Ear Warmers (for whenever winter eventually arrives in the South)  (Read 621 times)
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« on: January 08, 2019 02:11:15 PM »

While it is currently 64 degrees here in TN (in freakin' January), I am certain winter will eventually arrive.  So I decided to whip up an ear warmer for those early morning walks with the pup on the days that it's chilly.  The received a skein of grey speckled tweed silk Called Stormy Day, from Darn Good Yarn's month subscription box back in November, and looked for an ear warmer pattern that I would have enough for.  I found the Irving Ear Warmer pattern, and tried it in the grey silk, only to discover that 50 yards was really not even enough for 2/3 of the pattern!  So I frogged it, and dug through my stash for something I might have more of.  Turns out I had 2 skeins of the same yarn in Oceanic Blues that I bought from their sample sale a few months ago.  Plenty to remake the Irving pattern.  It's chunky and soft.  Smiley


It's somewhat hard to see in this picture, but by using front post dc and back post dc, the pattern creates ridged stripes. 


But I really had my heart set on making something in grey, so I decided to see if I could do anything else with the Stormy Day skein.  I ended up making up my own pattern.  I simply chained enough stitches to go snugly around my head.  Then I added 2 more chains, and started doing rows of double crochet.  I managed 5 rows of dc, and ran out with just about 7" of yarn left, just enough to stitch the ends together.  Then I used the leftover Oceanic Blues to add 2 rows of decorative slip stitching through the first and 5th rows.




Yay for 2 quick and easy projects, and for busting some stash!

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019 02:26:21 PM »

Super cute Jennie! I love the purple accent you put on the grey one. Those colors compliment each other very well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019 02:33:28 PM »

Thanks curiousfae!  It's funny, the 'purple' yarn is actually blue.  Well a very purple-end-of-the-spectrum blue, but still firmly blue.  But every single picture I take it comes out purple.  In any lighting, no matter what I do.  Maybe I should try thinking of it as 'indigo' to get my OCD little color-obsessed brain to stop worrying over the difference....
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019 09:49:30 AM »

Look at your beautiful face! Your hair looks great with those.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019 09:58:56 AM »

Thank you darling!
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019 11:47:27 AM »

Pretty AND practical! Seeing your IG the other day reminded me that I actually have an ear warmer and that I should find it... now that it's actually warmed up to above freezing for a bit. D'oh!
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