Our old home is full of drafts, made 100 times better through the power of insulation that we had added last fall. Even with insulation, doors and windows are areas that are just inherently drafty.
(I don't want to think about the number of times I just tried to write daft or dafty... I think my fingers are trying to tell me something).
For the second Iron Crafters challenge, we were to make a draft blocker. There were a number of suggestions, but my primary craft is knitting and my sewing machine and a table are still upstairs and covered with too much stuff to use. Another project for another day.
Instead I had an idea. I have toe socks. I used to wear them in preference to other socks, but the toes much like gloves for the hands don't leave my feet warmer and they are harder to wear in both my running shoes and my boots. I guess I could bring them to work and wear them in my wider clog-like shoes, but I just fell out of love with most of them. Here one of my pairs gains second life!
First I took my toe socks and found the longest and cleanest pair. Then I lay them end to end to see how much of the window edge they covered.
I stuffed them from my enormous bag of polyfil, being careful to fully stuff the toes. Much like a stuffed animal, it is fairly easy to stuff and distressingly easy to stuff all lumpy. After I had stuffed each side to my satisfaction and rolled it around a bit to remove some of the lumpiness I crocheted with white crochet cotton a single crochet edging on the first sock. I then single crocheted into the second sock and crocheted the two sides together.
While I don't think this took very long and the playfulness of it makes me laugh, my crochet skills are low enough that it would have been faster to find some fabric scraps in my stash, clean off the table and reset up my sewing machine and make a standard draft blocker.
Time entailed? about 1.5 hours including the time I spent eating dinner in the middle.