Crafting to Stay Warm!

Blogged under Fiber Fun by Tammy on Thursday 22 January 2009 at 7:24 pm

We have had a major cold snap down here in the south this week. I am part of a few knit and crochet related lists, and people on there are always talking about how these crafts are so perfect for the winter when you are stuck inside. Plus, they can make items to keep warm like scarves and sweaters.

Normally I have had the opposite problem: I try to find small projects because it can just get too hot to work with large craft items made of yarn. Working on a full-sized afghan when it’s 90 degrees out, well, it’s just not fun!

But, this week I totally get it, at least the part about making cold weather clothing because I don’t have much of that. I did manage to dig up a very old scarf I crocheted about 15 years ago. It’s looking pretty sad but did the trick at least for a few days. However, now I’m working on a new scarf and plan to make some fingerless gloves too.

Of course, by the time I get all these made to protect myself from the cold, I’m sure the cold spell will have moved on, but next time, I will be so ready!


  1. Comment by Dave at Rings & Things — January 23, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

    Hi Tammy, sorry you guys are shivering. It’s all relative, isn’t it…we’d be overjoyed to see non-frozen water right now in Spokane! Bundle up, things are bound to improve soon.

    BTW, your link for Rings & Things’ blog is currently going to our Contact page. Too bad, ’cause I’d enjoy having more people go there & entering our contest 🙂

    at Rings & Things

  2. Comment by John Rasmussen — January 24, 2009 @ 12:00 am

    Now I know why my daughter and granddaughter were bundled up against the cold. Of course for them (also in PSL); 70 degrees at Christmas here in South Carolina was cold.

  3. Comment by Tammy — January 24, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    Hi Dave, I changed it to go directly to your homepage. I was trying to get it to go to your blog, but let me know the link you want and I’ll switch it out.

    John, A surfer friend of mine, who was wearing a full wet suit while surfing, said he saw Canadians in the ocean this past weekend when the rest of us were freaking out about the freeze 🙂

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