Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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The Gift of Warm Hands

Posted by Amber on January 2, 2006

Both of them – finished and with all ends woven in!

Just the left one.

The pattern is Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers, by Renee Rigdon, in Stitch n Bitch Nation

The yarn is Rowan Cashsoft Aran, in Tornado (dreamy yarn to work with – and superwash, no less). It’s still a wee smaller gauge than the called for yarn – Noro Kureyon; but my friend who will be getting these armwarmers soon says she doesn’t like scratchy yarns (boardering on allergy, which I think stems from her mom always knitting with handspun yarns, which I always find a lot scratchier than almost all other yarns). If I were to do them again, I might try Silk Thaw, which has the same gauge as Kureyon, but with 25% silk it feels a lot nicer in the store.

I really like these armwarmers, but I think I’ll take a break before making another pair. More specifically, I like the length and the ribbing, the cable pattern I’m indifferent about. Someone over at knitting_snark made some nifty ones with picots, and I think that would be a cute accent arount the the thumb and edges.

Okay, off to pack the bag for knitting tonight. I have about three more weeks until my spring classes start – Mondays. I need to get together with this one lady at work – we talk about staring a knitting group, but keep getting distracted (site visits) – and act on starting the group.


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