LOVE. These were so comforting to knit, and they were just the thing I wanted to pull on when I climbed out of bed today and looked outside at this morning’s overcast sky. I followed Adrian’s legwarmer recipe, and using size 7 dpns and my handspun patchwork 2-ply merino, here’s what I did:
CO 48 st. Knit in 2×2 rib for 2 inches. Knit 1 inch and inc to 50 st (by kfb on first and last st of round). Knit until legwarmer is 5 inches, and inc to 52 st. At 6 inches, inc to 54 st. At 11.5 inches, inc to 56. At about 13 inches, knit 2.5 inches of 2×2 rib, and BO loosely. Make numero dos!
Phew. Now I am free to lose the lime green post-it note I was keeping all that information on. Hooray for the internet.
The colors in my Monday night takeout sushi feast reminded me of my legwarmers, so I paused long enough to snap a picture. There is a new sushi place in town, and I’ve been there three times this month. So good.
Yesterday marked the start of the u-pick portion of my CSA — in addition to all the regular stuff in my share, I picked strawberries, sugar snap peas, chard, cilantro and bachelor buttons in the fields. It took all of my willpower to not keep the quart of strawberries on the seat next to me on the drive home. We polished off the entire quart of sun-warmed berries instead of eating lunch, which to me, means that summer is really here.
Also, late last night I spent about twenty minutes at the wheel before bed. This is the beginning of the first bobbin of what I think will be a 2-ply. The fiber is 3 0z. of AVFKW black bfl blend in Fireside Chat.
Alright, time to get to work. We have plans to head to a bbq this evening at a farmhouse some friends of mine are house-sitting, so I’m hoping the sun decides to come out!
Those are SO beautiful!! And the sushi looks delicious. Is 8:30 too early for lunch? I want sushi now!
I love those legwarmers. Might have to copy you – that colorway would make for very happy legwarmers for the coming winter!
Cute! They look very cozy.
Those legwarmers are awesome. Period. I love how the stripes almost match up, but not exactly, and the colors are gorgeous. Yay for handspun legwarmers!
Love the legwarmers! They’re so cute, and I love that they’re not slouchy like the eighties versions I remember.
Awesome homespun leg warmers!
Mmm, seasonal strawberries are soooo good.
Beautiful legwarmers! They look so cozy and lovely. I knit up one single legwarmer last November and never did the second one. Now you’ve inspired me to finish the pair :)
Lovely! And can I add I’m very jealous that your mornings require legwarmers?
All of that food = YUM! I ate cherries for lunch yesterday; it was very satisfying.
The legwarmers look so comfy and the colors are really beautiful! I may have to add a pair of them to my knitting to do list. Thanks for sharing the pattern and all I can say about sushi and fresh summer berries is YUMMY!
Those legwarmers turned out great! Excited to see your next spinning project, and hooray for awesome sushi! I’m totally addicted to it–glad you have a good place in town to frequent!
The legwarmers are fabulous! I have some navajo churro coming my way and I think that’s what it will become. Yum!