Thursday, November 16, 2006

FO - "mermaid" legwarmers

One fish.

one fish

Two fish.

two fish

More green than blue fish.

The yarn is from curiousyarns, back when they sold sockyarn in 70g skiens (with a 30g contrast colour for toes and heels).

It's been sitting in my stash for about six months, teasing me with how perfect it'd be as a pair of pomatomi. Three problems with this: it's 100% wool; I don't really need another pair of socks; I didn't think the yardage was quite enough.

I can't believe it took me this long to work out the solution - legwarmers. Well more anklets than full legwarmers, but I wanted something neater than my big baggy sparkly pair. I just worked the cuff chart for the pomatomus pattern an extra repeat and finished with a sewn bind off. They fit neatly over a pair of standard socks, or even bare feet on days when I'm wearing grown up shoes. Perfect.

14 comments:

Amanda said...

Those are awesome!

knittingphilistine said...

So. cute. What *can't* pomatomi be???

gleek said...

these are fantastic! a great idea for that great pomatamus stitch pattern.

granolagirl said...

they're great!! I think I need a pair!

Anonymous said...

I like it! Or them! :)

Kristi said...

Pretty yarn and I like the idea of Pomatomus legwarmers. Nice work!

amy said...

wow that yarn is lovely - has the colorway been discontinued too?

purls said...

What a perfect way of having some of the benefit of knitted socks without the bulk! I'm sure they're very smart for work.

Anonymous said...

Wowzers.

This only fuels my need for a pair of Pots.

Could you come over anf finish my Christmas knitting so I can get started?

Anonymous said...

Super cute!

Susan said...

Now we need a shot of these in action, with cute shoes. Such a great idea, making them legwarmers!

Elizabeth said...

Awesome! Those are so fab. I would love to see them on, with a great pair of shoes. :)

lisa said...

great legwarmers!! love the color - goes especially well with the fish-scale look of pomatamus!

Stacey said...

what a great idea for "short" skeins of sock yarn!!!!!