Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Fat Quarter Infinity Scarves

I've had this free pattern for ages, and finally got around to making several of these scarves about two months ago.  Little did I know how useful they would be when going for a walk these days.

The scarf boasts a double layer of fabric, and with one around my neck, I can drape it over my face when passing someone on the street, and then, when the coast is clear, I can undrape and breathe freely.  Nicer than a mask, as long as I'm not going anywhere too populated, like a grocery store.

There are several versions of this pattern available, and plenty of YouTube videos.  Just type in "Fat Quarter Infinity Scarf" and you're sure to find something that suits.

So easy to make!  I know, I say that a lot, but in this case, it's really true.

I think I need to make more of these.  (I know, I say that a lot, too!)

I'm finishing up a few more "traditional" masks, and several quilt tops, and given that it's getting to be summer, maybe the scarves will wait.

Then again, there's that luscious fabric in my stash, perfect for an infinity scarf....

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

B.C. (Before Covid-19)

Remember when we used to make things just for fun?  I crocheted this project bag from an Interweave Crochet magazine pattern called “Swirling Bag” by Kathryn Merrick (Fall 2009).

It wasn’t too complicated and it was another great pattern for using up scraps, in this case, Tahki Cotton Classic.  Now I need to start another project to put in the bag!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

More Masks

From what I hear, it turns out the hospital can’t use the fabric masks over the N95s after all, but apparently the fabric ones can be sent to some nursing homes and other places where people need some protection.  And now I’m getting so many requests for masks from friends and family, I’m booked as far as mask production.  Still have 9 more in process, but so far, I’ve finished these, some of which have already been donated to the guild: