Monday, February 18, 2008

What a Feeling…an 80’s Flashback

Flashdance was on TV last night, which is very fitting since what I have to post is a couple pair of legwarmers. The first I made for my friend Amie for Christmas. She loves anything green. I had 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden in my stash in a lovely, yet discounted color :-(, of olive and plum.

Amie's Legwarmers 3

I used the Super-Easy Legwarmer pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. A 1 x 1 rib in the round using magic loop until I ran out of yarn. It really was Super-Easy. I decided not to try and match the stripes, because, well it was Noro.

The other pair I made for myself. I have really been wanting to try the tunic and leggings thing, but didn’t have the right boots for it. So instead I chose to make some slouchy legwarmers.

2 x 2 Legwarmers 4

I even put a little spat action on them:

2 x 2 leg warmers
(One of the mannequins at school was kind enough to model for me.)

I used 4 skeins of Jasper from Berroco in Black Galaxy. I love this yarn. It is so soft and the colors it comes in are so beautiful. A true joy to work with. Because I wanted these to be a little slochy I cast on a few more stitches, which was enough so I could use 16" circulars. I also decided on these to not try and match the stipes. I wore them on Saturday and got lots of complements on them.

I other knitting news, I have been working on a square neck version of Soleil from Knitty (Ravelry Link) for my mom.

Soleil Closeup

This is another easy knit. Made in the round until the armholes. Which is were I am now. I am using ArtYarns UltraMerino 6 in a soft yellow (not so sun shiny as the photo suggests). This yarn is so nice. It’s 100% merino and has a great hand. It comes in 3 different weights (4, 6 and 8).

I also started a baby blanket for a co-worker who is due in May. My co-worker and her husband don’t want to know the sex of the child before he/she is born. So I am using some cotton from my stash in a soft sage. I’m basically using the big bad baby blanket (Ravelry link), but instead of a seed stitch borer I am going to make a lace edging (but not too lacey, in case it’s a boy). I am also making it a little smaller. I am a little nervous about running out of yarn. Everyone cross your fingers.

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Those legwarmers with the button "spats" are so adorable!

MUDNYC said...

Glad to see you posting again, we missed your updates.

Your dinos attacked my baby!

Mary said...

Cool! I need to work on mine... eventually...