This photo was taken oh four inches ago. It was a great day to stay inside and finish that never ending Doctor Who scarf as my husband helps neighbors dig their cars out. I am now moving along to a wonderful project, 1950s style ear warmers! A few weeks ago I received a call from a lovely woman who wanted to surprise her mother with new ear warmers since her last one was past the point of repair.
Honestly I think this will be fun to do, she wanted a white one along with a brown and black. Her only request is that they are washable, nothing fancy like wool and the same size. I will be casting on here in a few minutes as soon as I figure out what pattern I am going to use. From the looks of the original it was knit in a tube and then the ends sewn so that they curve down to the point. I don’t know if I can do that without a serger but at the same time I don’t know if my skills of increasing in a ribbed pattern is up to par.
I think I will be doing is changing the pattern of the original and making it prettier with Portsmouth: a skating hat a Ravelry.com download from Julie Bierlein. I think it stays with the style and period of the head gear but is knit flat and with a chunky yarn rather than a light weight, so it will go quick (Which I need mentally after length of the scarves).
My choice of yarn is going to be Caron Simply Soft, which can be found at most craft/fabric stores in your area. It is a easy yarn to use and I will be able to double it up to get the chunky needed for the pattern. It has been awhile since I’ve used this brand but from what I can remember it is alright. What are your experiences with it?