Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Remember these??

I finished them and they are really great. They almost make me want a pair of legwarmers myself (but - legwarmers would look lame on my chunky legs).

I'm going to be doing a series of knitting posts at Petit Elephant in the next few weeks and I thought I'd try out a few patterns before I committed. A simple pair of baby legwarmers (only one is pictured here). These were not knit in the round. They were knit flat and I sewed them up the back. I needed to practice my seams for the sweater I am about finished with.

Then I made this little hat. It is nothing special, but I finally got the sizing correct. I've made a few hats for Cohen but his big head (and my inaccurate measuring) has turned them into yarmulkes (Happy Hanukkah).

A view from the top.

And... for my Weber State Wildcat loving (and employed) mother, a simple scarf. This yarn is called "Lumpy and Bumpy" and wouldn't show any pattern I tried, so I just did a strait knit (garter stitch).

Up close view. If I had to review this yarn, I think it is way too expensive ($18.00 for 133 yards) for what it does. I don't even know what else I could make with it.

I've got a few more knitting projects to finish before Christmas. I now know why knitters start their Christmas gift projects in March. Sheesh! I'm way behind. Oh well... I've watched a lot of Christmas movies on the Family Channel's 25 days of Christmas movies. Wahoo!


Esther said...

They all look awesome!

Tanya said...

I love all of them! I have a thing for little beanies on kids, so that's probably my favorite. It's so pretty from the top, it almost looks like petals.

I've toyed with the idea of legwarmers, especially since I am required to take Trax in the mornings. But my legs are chunky too, so I'd look really ridiculous.

I've decided this is the last year (coincidentally it was also the first) I am making things as Christmas gifts. It's too stressful when they don't work out and when I am running out of time. Good luck with your projects!

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