Monday, January 6, 2014


New Year's Day we were going to go ice fishing as a family with some friends and the forecast was a bit below zero.  Late the night before, I remembered that I had not finished a neck gaiter that I had started a winter or two ago for my husband.  Unable to sleep, I found the project and finished it up rather quickly.  As you can see from the photo above, it was a simple seam and lycra trim on some Polartec Windpro fleece.  A few years ago I made a balaclava (face mask) for one of my son's out of the same fabric.

Living in a warm climate (Houston) for several years and then moving back to the cold made me realize not all outerwear is created equal. Especially on a day like today in Minnesota where our forecast is for 40 to 50 degrees BELOW zero wind chills.  On occasion of this phenomenally cold day, I thought this simple project would be good inspiration to share along with my fabric source. (Windpro fleece and lycra for binding from  Hope you are all warm somewhere today!


Needled Mom said...

I can't believe the winter weather you have had this year. I'm sure that will help keep him warm.