Thursday, March 02, 2006

Just in time for spring

Patternworks is my hero this week; they had in stock and have already shipped the skein of cotton fleece that I need to finish the Hourglass sweater.

While I'm waiting, I decided to make a pair of handwarmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Nothing on my list of possible projects from the last entry really appealed to me; after the Hourglass sweater I wanted an instant gratification project. These knit up very quickly on an 8" circular needle, though my hands tend to cramp up knitting in the round on that small a circumference. The yarn is Elann's Peruvian Collection Highland Wool in spiced wine.

Of course, it was 68 degrees yesterday and spring is less than three weeks away. However, I'm sure there'll still be ample opportunity for me to get a lot of use out of the handwarmers this season; just a few years ago we had a massive snowstorm mid-March that pretty much shut down the town.


At 5:04 PM , Blogger Kate Christ said...

Looks great! I love that pattern. It's serious instant gratification. :)

At 8:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like little cross-stitch patterns with just a few colors for the same reason. They're small and quick and make awesome gifts to send people in cards for a quick pick-me-up. I don't suppose the gloves would fit inside a Hallmark card though, hehe.

-Erin D.


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