Sunday, 16 November 2014

Woodside arm warmers

One of my recent knitty projects are these arm warmers.  I had a pair in khaki green when I was at University, but someone stole my coat at a party and they were lost forever!  My mum called them my Fagin gloves.  Well Fagin wouldn't have been wearing a pair like these now would he.


Knitted arm warmers

They're loosely based on a Lion Brand pattern called Constellation although I realised my yarn was a different side so I did some customising and decreased to my wrists and played around with the increases to make it fit perfectly.

Knitted arm warmers

They're incredibly cosy and I've been wearing them at work although it hasn't been exactly necessary, but winter is coming and I'll be able to knit in these too!

Knitted arm warmers

I love the stripes the yarn has produced and that the main colour's the deep purple which is lovely.

Knitted arm warmers

The yarn isLoops & Threads Impeccable Ombre and the colour is Folklore; I bought it a few years ago when I went to New York, from Michaels.  I still have most of the ball left and two more, so I'll have to see what to do with those.  I'd quite like to knit more monsters...

Purchases from Michaels :)

I reckon I'm getting the hang of using DPNs too, which is good because I need to use them for the sleeves of my cardigan.  I don't like casting on because I've twisted my stitches several times, and I don't like starting out with a few stitches and having to decrease, but these weren't so bad.

Knitted arm warmers

Moggie decided she wanted to be part of my photography shoot too.  It's a shame she's not in focus but she was very curious about what was going on!

Mogie

I made up three cushions today and I've almost finished some painting (only a door frame) so I feel pretty accomplished.  I just wish it wasn't Sunday and I wish I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow!

I had a go at making short bread, using the recipe that Lucy posted on Attic 24, although I ended up adding quite a bit more flour because it was too sticky to roll out.  I had good fun cutting out my shapes and make little stars to stick on top!

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Right, dinner time for all of us.  Have you had a nice weekend with any craftiness?

x x x x

8 comments:

  1. So sorry for your coat Nicol::: but your new arm warmers are great! Have a great week!

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  2. I bet your new mitts are better than the old ones! LOL! I finished my grandson's blanket and am working on a fingerless mitt CAL.. link on my blog. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. These are great! I was just thinking about making myself some wrist warmers, but I'll go with the "knit two rectangles and sew them together" method since I haven't mastered the dreaded dpn's yet ;-) Moggie's looking great, I love the white whiskers and eyebrows :-) xxxx

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  4. Cool warmers!! does that make sense?...Jo x

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  5. My son drove in from the East Coast, so my weekend was especially happy. The bunny I am knitting with boucle alpaca fiber is progressing well. I'm so glad you had a productive weekend and that your arm warmers are a
    success! Hope you have a happy week at work, too. xx

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  6. Hey I love those warmers of yours and they look fantastic xoxoxo

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  7. Hello Nicole! I awarded you a Liebster - take a look of my last post! Have a great week end!

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