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 project...one 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 seattlefabrics.com) Hope you are all warm somewhere today!