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Wednesday, October 10, 2012


For the last few weeks (probably a little after Camp Loopy and the Olympics) I've had startitis.  I'm enjoying my current projects, but I want to start something new.  Several somethings new.  I've held it off pretty well so far because I know that if I have too many things going at once, I don't get anything done on any of them and then I get sick of them.  I've learned from this mistake before.  But the startitis has been there, lurking in the back of my brain, finding cute, fun patterns to work up.  It's even gotten smart - it's finding small projects, that would work up really quickly.  So quickly, I wouldn't even really slow down on my other projects.  This weekend, I caved and started something small and new.
Let me begin by saying that this weekend was freakishly cold for Texas.  When I woke up Monday morning to go run, it was only 36 degrees.  I had to pull on my fuzzy running tights in October!  That just doesn't happen around here.  So basically all weekend I was cold.  When I get cold, I'm not happy, and I want to be warm.  Normal people put on an extra jacket or mittens or something.  Knitters cast on.  So I did.  I decided I needed leg warmers, so I found a pattern, went stash diving and cast on.  I feel warmer already.  (Also, the temp has come up a lot since Monday morning.)  These are the Waterlily Legwarmers, knit in Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool in color 402, Oxford Gray Heather.  I'm trying them on as I go because I'm hoping they'll fit right and won't fall down.  I plan on wearing them over leggings or peeking out of my boots.  This is the first one and I'm just about to start the top ribbing.  I've taken notes so I won't have to stop and try the second one on so much, I can just knit.  The shaping in these is done with ribbing in the stitch pattern and changing needle sizes.  You can try them on as you go though and get the shaping to match your particular legs, increasing the odds they'll stay up.  At least that's what I'm telling myself.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad I'm not the only one with a sudden urge to cast one. I started a pair of Cloisonee mittens last night.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

You're *so* right! That's why I'm casting on everything in sight - the weather has changed to the chilly side. Colder weather = casting on! :)

2:10 PM  

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