Cosy Leg Warmers

I have some leg warmers underway.  I’m doing my usual trick of slowing down to a complete halt when I have doubts about what I’m doing.  The problem this time is that my row gauge is so different to normal that I like to use measurements in my patterns rather than number of rows.  That’s fine for “until you reach the armholes”, but for stripes of about one inch, it doesn’t work too well.  By the time my stripe measures an inch, what’s still on the needle is going to add to the length, for each and every stripe.  It seems that making mistakes is a mandatory part of learning.  I’m learning a lot!  These leg warmers may end up a couple of inches longer than they are meant to be.  I should plunge on, and see if that still works OK for my daughter’s legs.  Just scrunch them up a bit!  Extra warmth!  But no.  I crawl to a halt.  Must . . . . .  keep . . . . .  going.  If they need to be re-knitted that’s fine.  Have I convinced myself?

I officially give up trying to show the true colour of these leg warmers.  There is a repeating purple stripe in these, but it looks a different colour in every stripe!  The miniscule viewer of my camera doesn’t help.  The colour is actually better than it looked through the viewer.

If I can’t reproduce the colour of legwarmers, I’ll try our Liquid Amber.

Not bad!  The colours this autumn are absolutely gorgeous.  According to news reports, the season leading up to now has been perfect for producing these beautiful colours.  They certainly cheer up a grey day. 🙂
My Fair Isle Pullover is being test knitted.  The colours my testers have chosen are fantastic.  So bright!  I can’t wait to see them finished.

Tying up the loose ends

I’ve been finishing up a few things.  I actually finished this bookmark a couple of months ago, but it’s taken me a couple of months to get around to taking a photo of it.  It’s the Tell Me a Tail Bookmark designed by Christine Jeffery.  It was, notionally, for a February KAL.  Well, here it is May, and I’m finally posting the finished product.

Next on the finishing pile has been my scarf to enter into this year’s scarf festival.  I have to send it off in the next couple of days or I’ll miss out. : (  I’ve knitted it from Sublime Soya Cotton which I found at Wondoflex.  It’s a type of yarn I’ve not used before and felt very much like cotton to knit with.  I’ve made it fairly short so that the weight of the cotton won’t drag it down.  I banged it out fairly quickly, but hopefully it’s deserving of a place in the festival.

Tragically, I have nothing on the needles at the moment.  I’m all lined up to do some leg warmers for daughter number 2.  Our trip to Spotlight to choose yarn was very disappointing, so we’re off to look elsewhere tomorrow.  The idea is for stripes of purple and multi-colour purple, in a cable rib pattern.  Stand by.  I’ll keep you posted.