Sunday, January 28, 2007

5 things (2 FOs, 2 WIPs, one other)

I've been tagged by Louise. It's the meme where you publish five things you've never mentioned on your blog before. Trying to keep with the knitting, this'll include two "FOs", two "WIPs" and only one piece of extra-knitular information.

1) I finished some "red herring legwarmers". It's just Cookie's pattern for herringbone socks, but worked over an extra 12 sts and minus the foot. I used knitpicks essential, from my now not-so-secret pal (roughly a ball of each).

red herring legwarmers

2) I caved and decided to knit some Anemoi Mittens. I fell in love with the pattern as soon as she put it up. I thought about dark brown and bright pink yarn I have in my stash, but wasn't sure the design would work so well with strong colours. But I've since spotted a few others using the same combination, so cast on last week.

mittens wip

3) I finished some chunky legwarmers. I used some black chunky merino I bought at the same time as the green stuff I used on my recycled jumper. Four balls, plus about two thirds of a ball of gold fingering weight I picked up a few months back when I was feeling festive.

black and gold legwarmers

4) My current bus-knit are a load of bits of scarves for these lovely ladies. Due to a major admin mess-up, my grant's over a month late and there is no way I have money to buy yarn with. Finding this project was a great blessing - I can just use up a few half balls in my stash. You don't get a picture because at least one of the stitch patterns might get re-done into a proper design sometime.

5) My eyes are two different colours. Or rather, one of them changes colour independently from the other. Sometimes they are both a sort of green-ish brown, sometimes I look all lopsided because one of them has gone all blue.

11 comments:

Amy said...

yay for legwarmers!

purls said...

The herring ones look fantastic as legwarmers - and you can't see the yarn dominance issue at all!!

knittingphilistine said...

I second the YAY for legwarmers! I have no idea why I have never thought to knit some, but now that I am slogging through snow, they somehow seem to be the way to go. Love the herringbone ones! Also, GREAT color choice on the Anemoi mitts!

Veronique said...

Yipee for pink and brown!!

kath said...

I really like the idea of stronger colors for the mittens

Different color eyes? Doesn't David Bowie have the same thing?

Stacey said...

those are great legwarmers - they are so functional! seems like if my feet/legs are warm, I'm good to go! the mitts look so colorful!

Sally said...

really nice choice of color for the mittens

Alice said...

No way! Now I want different colour eyes. How brilliant.

Oh, and the knitting. Totally groovy. I especially like those mitt colours.

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