Nose warmer

Nose warmer

November 17, 2010

Journal, Prototype

The house seems better with the new windows, but every so often one or the other of us is cold. Last Friday night I was in front of the t.v. swaddled in sweats, a wool sweater, a regular blanket and a down blanket, the heat was set at 70 – and I was still cold. Specifically, my nose was cold. Every inhalation was like my nose had turned into a tiny little freezer. It was a new sensation to me.

This is not new to Lloyd, however. Many, many years ago he complained that his nose would get cold when he typed on his computer, so I knit him a nose warmer.

“Lauren, I didn’t know you could knit,” I hear you ask. Well, the answer is, “Yes! I can knit!” I can knit nose warmers, and that is all. I know one kind of stitch, and I can make a very small something with that one stitch, and then I don’t know how to finish it and make it not fall apart. It was very useful for Barbie scarves as a child, though they unraveled quickly. (Once in college I finger-knit a scarf that went all the way around our tour bus. The bus thanked me, but I think it was just being polite.)

Oh. Back to the nose thing. Lloyd was cold last night and when I brought him the nose warmer he said, “I can’t believe you haven’t posted about this yet.”

I live to serve, as long as the heating bill is low.

You can see this nose warmer in a starring role in our video!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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19 Responses to “Nose warmer”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Maybe if you made a whole bunch of nose scarves, they could somehow be woven into a sweater. A nose-scarf sweater! I think it would be the first one ever made. You’d secure your place in history!

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  2. Lloyd Said on:

    I was sure that the nose warmer must be an original. But no.

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    • Rae Said on:

      Interesting… I would like to know if the ones that are elongated are actually full of nose? It seems like a waste of yarn and adds an element of goofiness. Yours on the other hand is most dignified. BTW, I too suffer from a cold nose.

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    • christina Said on:

      I like the one on the dog!

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  3. Kristi Said on:

    There are simply no words to describe this. Does the nose warmer really work?

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  4. Peggy Said on:

    Excellent as always! Is knitting with 2 needles? I’ve crocheted…that’s with one needle right? I made 2 blankets forever ago. But I forget how.

    I like cold.

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  5. Marisa Said on:

    Oh my goodness! I need to make one of those, my nose is always freezing.

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  6. Keren Lowell Said on:

    Check out this website. Knitted hats with beards attached! To keep your beard warm!

    http://buildabeard.blogspot.com/2009/12/beard-head.html

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  7. Kristi Said on:

    My mom says that her roommate in college had one of these things, but they called it a snoot-boot.

    FYI: My mom is from Hawaii, and her roommate was from California. They had never seen snow, and both of them could hardly wait for the first snowfall at Seward. Then the roommate, not my mom, could wear the snoot-boot. Thanks, Mom, for saving me from life-long embarrassment.

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  8. Kristi Said on:

    Furthermore, my mom wants to know what stitch you know, Lauren. She wants to make a snoot-boot for me. So much for life-long embarrassment.

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    • Lauren Said on:

      Um, it’s the stitch where you loop yarn onto one needle and then you transfer it to the other needle by putting some yarn through the loops, then back again. Is that too technical? I only know one type and I don’t know it’s name. 🙂

      Start with three loops and knit until you get to where the nose part should be then add loops, then subtract.

      X
      X
      X
      X
      XXX
      XXXXX
      XXX
      X
      X
      X
      X

      I’m so helpful, eh?

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  9. Laura Said on:

    I’ve been looking for one of these my entire life. Lauren, you are a genius.

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  10. Joshua Said on:

    My wife just suggested that we make a nose scarf because her nose was cold. I drew up a prototype and thought about having someone knit one for me. I thought it was a funny idea so I searched nose scarf on Google and happened on your site. I was surprised to see that her idea was already taken and it was also very funny to me that my wife’s name is Lauren as well. I guess Lauren’s think alike. I still may have someone knit me one to give to my wife as a gift. Thanks for the laugh!

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    • Lauren Said on:

      Joshua, if you e-mail me your address, I will totally knit you one and mail it. You can choose any color you like, as long as it’s yellow. 🙂

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  1. Prepare to be underwhelmed. | LloydAndLauren.com - December 1, 2010

    […] In reality, I had to just get it out there because it’s irrelevant now. It’s a gripping documentary about how cold I keep our house in winter, except now that the new windows are in, I am allowing degrees and degrees more heat to be BTU’d around here. (Like -- two of them!) Also, now you know about the nose warmer. […]

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