Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Beautiful muff in progress

Now, you may be asking yourself, how will she ever recreate those lovely Technicolor tones? I'll tell you how. I went to Bruce Variety, a five & dime store of the old-school, thinking that if I was going to find yarn to do the muff justice anywhere, it would be there. And I was right.

Meanwhile, here's the base of the muff, slowly but surely coming along. Next up: roses!! The pattern calls for "muff liner," but I'll be damned if I know what that is. I'm not so much with the fabric and the sewing.


Unknown said...

This is how you do the CAL girl! Very cool.

Um, yeah, what the hell is muff liner?????

Michelle said...

I could guess about what muff liner is, but this is a family blog.

Anonymous said...

Now Now! I can see it's going to be a very festive Muff. I suggest Polarfleece for the liner - - especially if you want it to be warm. They also make wind-stopper polar fleece, but I'm not sure you can buy yardage of that. The great thing about polarfleece is it doesn't unravel when you cut it, so you can hand sew it in (or I can help you when I hopefully come back east for a meeting this summer) no problem!

Anonymous said...

JoAnn's is carrying a micro-fleece that is thin, soft and warm. I remember my grandma's muffs always having a silky fabric that was cool to the touch but made your hands sweaty. I wonder if you could simply crochet a second muff with a different yarn to make your own designer liner? -- AJ