The little weirdnesses of all this
Tuesday December 22nd 2020, 11:19 pm
Filed under: Life

A random question to throw out there: does anyone else find that all the sewn masks, no matter how perfectly symmetrical, just aren’t once they’re on?

I always figured one ear was a little higher than the other because opticians are always going, huh, and straightening out the sides of the glasses ever so carefully as they tilt their arms. But it never occurred to me that one might be further forward than the other.

The masks that arc upwards at your nose?

They favor one nostril. All of them do.

Anyone else?

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Oh yes….one side rides up and tries to cover my eye. And, and the other one I have hurts my ears and makes me look like a cover on Mad Magazine. I tend to walk by mirrors with my eyes closed.

Comment by Barbara 12.23.20 @ 5:02 am

My chin is lopsided. Who knew?

Comment by Afton 12.23.20 @ 7:21 am

Oh, yes. And I remember a doctor telling my mother that your nose continues to grow all your life.

Comment by Sharon Stanger 12.23.20 @ 9:53 am

When my daughter asked me to make her some masks, she specifically asked for no elastic as she has a rubber allergy (and she didn’t want the ear strain/tangle with her glasses). I adapted the pattern I liked to have ties instead, and since then have adapted it again to have a fold over casing. In that casing I’ve been using a 45” bootlace and a cord lock so the whole thing is super adjustable and quick to put on for the doorbell needs.

Comment by Barbara 12.23.20 @ 4:52 pm

I haven’t noticed that, but it does puzzle me how sometimes the mask will ride up into my eyes and other times it seems to stay in place better. I don’t know what I’m doing differently on different days!

Comment by ccr in MA 12.24.20 @ 12:29 pm

I use a 54 or 72 inch lace. I run it through the casings so it makes a loop that hangs around my neck. Then I can tie it tightly, so I get a good seal. I also put a metal piece in the nose with some batting around it. I get a good enough seal that I don’t fog my glasses.

Comment by Susan Gulack 12.26.20 @ 8:34 pm

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