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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1092838 views.

Are those neck coolers the ones where you put in the moisture-holding granules and then soak them in water and freeze them, and tie them around your neck?  

I bought a neck gaiter mask thing at Home Depot that's supposed to be good to soak it in water before you put it around your neck and pull it up over your nose.  Haven't tried it yet.  I'm only going outside early in the morning and late in the evening, and then only stay out a short time.  I like the low humidity here - you know how that is.  Otherwise, I couldn't stay out but about 5 minutes at a time.  Mission Compact Cooling Neck Gaiter / Face Mask

bornblesse2 said:

how are the Covid counts where you are?   Ours are wildly crazy as stupid people refuse to wear masks and Thinks it’s no big deal.   But now with our counts going crazy, they are getting the idea....but, we keep trying to be safe.

New Mexico still has low counts compared to many states but our governor  has shut down everything again so we are back to square one. Most people wear masks but there are those that feel like they don't need to. I just try to stay home as much as possible and my family does not go out much either.


From: bornblesse2


Yea, and now the school thing is starting up....when schools will open.  Our small school had a meeting and they asked me to come.  They are determined to open....of course our class sizes are smaller - in our favor- but I am just not sure if I am ready to read to groups of kids. The young ones are really going to struggle with masks....I hope they are doing the right thing....

but, I’m trying to decide if I really want to expose myself to this in mid-August.   I may request no kids until later.   I’m pondering my options (I am a volunteer after all.). It’s really hard, I want to support kids and teachers but....


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


Sandy in TX (Centergranny) said:

 Is there a pattern name and I missed it? 

good question.  There probably is and I likely knew the name the 1st time I made one of these.  But that was a good 5 years ago and I don't remember now.  The block that makes the tails is just a Snails trail block.  the tricky part is getting the colors in the right place - very tricky actually.  I made the cat blocks 1st and putting them on the wall.  then VERY carefully making the 4 patches for the center of the snails trail, then sewing on the triangles (used the freezer paper method of pp'ing).  And I had to redo a few of them because I spun the wrong direction.  

here is a good close up of a snail trail block, I think I did mine 1 more layer.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


my DD is struggling with the heat at the nursing homes while fully gowned/masked/face shield.  while doing OT.  They've had several people pass out because they keep the nursing homes so warm for the residents.  She's started putting ice packs in her bra.  not sure how she's accomplishing that because she wears a size b but whatever grinning  She's definitely liking the rehab hospital much more these days, it's colder.    The nursing home is testing all the staff every week, which is handy because one of her home health families is now quarantined.  Since she's being tested so regularly - takes most of every Monday morning - she doesn't have to go get tested for the other places.

How are you making the neck scarves?  I may try that for her.

I did that when I was doing Shakespeare in the Park...swirled it the wrong direction. I was freaking out so I put it all away and haven't touched it for a decade! :D 

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


these blocks  would give me the heebeejeebees!!! and I might break out in hives!!...but looking at it logically...I can see how to create a 'brain marker' for accomplishing this...color of triangle must be the same along the top of the long as that is met...this block would work..

So the best way not to mix up the colors is to take colored pencil and just put an X in each shape of your paper what color you need there. No colored pencil then just write the name of the color in that spot like yellow, purple........etc. Yes I can see that you definitely could mix that up very easily.




Do we need to make neck coolers?

We can ya know!

I just sent my Las Vegas son more masks, he got a new job (he is out of the Air Force) so he has to wear a mask while at work.

Maybe she would like this better - not for everyday but FOR WORK.  I know it looks like a little old lady bra, but she might be much more comfortable at work.  I think I am going to order one and try it, and see if it really feels any different.  I am having trouble finding a front-closing bra that is not a stiff athletic bra, and is comfortable enough for every day, and doesn't hurt my arms, elbows and shoulders getting it on and off - and fits well.