Decided yesterday morning, since the temps were falling faster than Newton’s apple, that remedial assistance was needed for my huge, single-paned, floor-to-ceiling set of windows. Yep, the ones that already have sheers and thermal fabric over them. And blinds.
They now also have a 30 minute set of no-sew thick fleece curtains. Yeeha, does that deaden the traffic noise! And it’s also keeping the place warmer and helping my heating bill.
Easy-peasy solution: I’ve had 2 remnants of green fleece hanging around, waiting for me to figure out what to do with them. Light bulb moment: Instead of going out and spending $$$ trying to find heavier curtains, why not pin the fleece to some spare adjustable rods sitting in the closet. and slip them right between the sheers & the thermals?
So I did. All it took were 2 handfuls of the hugest safety pins I had, and 2 spare tension rods. You could use straight pins, but I figured safety pins wouldn’t scratch if I had to fiddle with them too much.
It does leave the place darker. But I wasn’t opening blinds or curtains anyway, to keep the cold out. Might even use them in summer, when heat starts climbing. Then it’s important to keep light out. I should use light fleece then, as the dark green will absorb heat and that’s not what we want.
And the little scarf is finito, with a cute little row of fan-shaped edging in either end. Wish I had more of that yarn, but discovered on Ravelry it’s no longer made, and no one there had more to sell.. 😦