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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 04:48 PM

Sore Ears from Mask Elastic?

Came across this solution on the 'net:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sore-ear-savers


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Reply Sore Ears from Mask Elastic? (Original post)
Lars39 Apr 2020 OP
snowybirdie Apr 2020 #1
Lars39 Apr 2020 #2
eleny Apr 2020 #3
Lars39 Apr 2020 #4
eleny Apr 2020 #5
Lars39 Apr 2020 #6
japple Apr 2020 #7
Lars39 Apr 2020 #8

Response to Lars39 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:07 PM

1. My granddaughter is a nurse

She and coworkers had that problem. A friend has begun making this for her and her colleagues. They are so thankful. She is also providing masks. Bless her!

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:15 PM

2. Seems like such an easy fix, doesn't it

I can't get any elastic, but I hope the idea helps someone. I do have some crochet thread, not sure how many buttons I have though.

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Response to Lars39 (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 07:46 PM

3. Yesterday I found a stash of 2mm elastic in a variety of colors

So instead of using the 1/4" elastic right now I'm using up these round elastics. I looked at Etsy for some more but it was very expensive. I found a good price and delivery for next week at Amazon. But I had to dig a little to find them.

I pull them through the seam binding on the sides with a tube turner, tie a double knot and pull the knot to the inside.

Thanks for this flat elastic comfort work around. I still have that elastic and won't hesitate to use it as soon as I use up the 2mm stuff. There's plenty of yarn around here and too many buttons. It's always so nice to have a reason to use up some buttons!

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Response to eleny (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:02 PM

4. Glad to help, eleny

Seems like there’s not enough hours in the day now

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:09 PM

5. That's so true!

I have 10 pounds of potatoes I have to deal with, too. What to do first?

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Response to eleny (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:54 PM

6. Heh, with me it's been

3 lbs ground beef and humongous chicken breasts.

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Response to Lars39 (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 12:46 PM

7. Instead of elastic, I have been making tie masks using cut up t-shirts. Who doesn't

have a few t-shirts that they don't want or can't wear. I got the idea from a youtube video. If you lay the t-shirt out flat and cut 1" strips across the body of the shirt, when you cut apart and stretch them out, they make long, soft ties that don't fray and they tie much better than grossgrain ribbon or the clothesline cord I had been using.

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Response to japple (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:19 PM

8. Thanks for experimenting!

I have men's undershirts that are kinda thin. I don't feel comfortable even using them as layer, but it sounds like they would be fine as ties.

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