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!