Saturday, February 23, 2013

Let it Snow

I've been draggin' my feet all day (and not only because of my 10 lb snow boots!), so a blog post should be no exception, right? :)

Racing Stripes

Pattern: Leg Warmers by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Cascade Alpaca Lana d'Oro in Hare and Navy
Needles: US 8
Project Page

We got some snow last night. I was braced for some serious blizzard action, but it was actually really pretty, big flakes with almost no wind at all. I think we got five inches in all and, as usual, no one in our neighborhood was plowed out until 2 or 3 pm, long after we all needed to be somewhere that the rest of town could get to easily by 8 am. :P

In any case, these legwarmers are timely. They would have been more timely if I had woven the ends in when I finished them earlier this week (though that didn't stop me from wearing them on Monday or Tuesday when it was a bitter -19 degrees out), but I got all that out of the way on the bus-ride home so I could wear them this evening and tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and....They are incredibly warm! I'm nuts about them! Best stash-busting project ever!

I have thick calves for someone my size, so I had the inclination when I began to cast on an extra 4 stitches. I didn't. I'm a little bit sorry that I didn't, but I keep wondering how well they would stay up if I had. As they are now, they don't budge, but they look tight, and I'm not sure I like that. When I switched colors, I knit one row around, which resulted in the very clean line. I thought I would notice the knit row, but it's not obvious even if I look for it.

All in all, an awesome project. Probably my favorite practical knit!

For more FO Friday posts, go to Tami's Amis! I have to go fight with a hat before bed, so goodnight! I hope you all have an amazing weekend. I'll post Monday, promise. :)

P.S. These are not my 10 lb snow boots and both legwarmers have a blue end, I just wore them in different directions for demonstrative purposes. ;)


  1. Love Lana D' Oro!!! Doing a capelet right now in a deep purple. Well, it's on hiatus while I finish up some other things. Love the colors of your leg warmers. And so cozy they look! Great job.

  2. I love the color blocking! They look so warm. I want to make new leg warmers but have had no need for them this winter. My old ones still have un woven ends too. Ha.


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