Warm hands, warm feet March 12, 2007Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
Tidepool hand warmers.
That’s what the colors remind me of. And where I’m from, beachwalking is a chilly activity.
It’s hard to take a picture of both your hands at once.
Yarn: 2 skeins hand-dyed, sport-weight(?) alpaca, one in watery shades of blue, the other in blues, blue-greens and browns. I alternated two rows from each skein to blend the colors. I got the yarn in a swap and have no idea of its original provenance.
I pretty much followed the pattern (except for continuing the ribbing up to the cast-off, instead of switching to stockinette to roll back – prefer it this way).
March 1, 2008: Where Are They Now report
And they are perfect for typing a dissertation in an uninsulated apt. where we never set the thermostat over 65. Unlike last year’s mitts, being alpaca they will not pill. Sadly, these will probably not be used for beachwalking.
…And finally finished my own Grandma slippers:
They turned out to be a little too big, though, so I’ve modified the pattern a little.
The gift slippers were well received, by the way.