Monday, August 14, 2006

Baby, It's Cold Outside (or Wishful Thinking!)

So I've already begun the holiday gift making. I'm tres tres pleased with myself since last year it was into late October that I began the feat of all feats. It's going to be rather tricky to post some of the holiday knitted items because a lot of the recipients read this blog so there will most likely be weeks without any knitting content!

These beauties are the hand/wrist warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I adore this book. It was the second knitting book that I ever got (behind Stitch N Bitch, of course!) and it was a gift from my mom for helping her move (like a good daughter wouldn't do that ANYWAYS...but the thought was so sweet!). I've made nearly everything out of this book so it's well worth the moolah if you've been eyeing it and can't decide whether or not to get it. I am an enabler. :)

Hand/Wrist Warmers
Book: Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson (owner of PurlSoHo)
Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha in Raspberry (40% silk, 30% wool, 20% cashmere & 10% nylon)
How much: LESS THAN one skein!!!
Needles: 8 inch size 6 Clover Circs
Mods: The pattern called for 2 circs but I used 1 circ and several DPN's to knit the thumb openings and it worked better than fine. Also, cast off LOOSELY...I learned this on the first one and had to recast off!
Knit again?: Absolutely. These knit up fast and are beautiful. I LOVE the spiral rib pattern. Also, next time I might use 2 skeins so I can make them longer to cover more of the arm!

~~~click on each pic to see a larger image~~~

Love the PJ's shot! ;)

Posted by Wannabe @ 2:45 PM

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love them! I was thinking of making the ones from one skein. i haven't been doing too much knitting lately though. i have to go to the ER for another shot tomorrow so maybe i'll bring something with me. :)

Posted by Anonymous the bizzle @ Monday, August 14, 2006 7:12:00 PM #

I love the spiral design!! Nice color too.
Have a good one.


Posted by Anonymous Mary @ Monday, August 14, 2006 9:15:00 PM #

oh yeah, in the last pic, you look like you're about to bust a move and spit out some rhymes. yeah that's me with the rap talk, i'm down with it.

Posted by Anonymous the bizzle @ Tuesday, August 15, 2006 4:39:00 AM #

I love these. I have a pair I wear at my desk all the time! (Cold office.)

Posted by Anonymous Kelli @ Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:20:00 PM #
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