Finished Friday: Knit Lace Leg Warmers and More Socks

My knitting binge continues. (One of these days, my spinning wheel will be ready to go and I’ll be spinning instead.) This week I knocked out a pair of knitted leg warmers, another pattern from Lace One-Skein Wonders (edited by Judith Durant).

These leg warmers are actually purple.
Lacy leg warmers!

These were fast and easy. I’m not used to knitting with big needles and am always astonished at how quickly I can finish a project. Despite my speed, I was a little too slow. As I was binding them off, we suddenly hit 70-degree weather. Fortunately, I live in Colorado, so I’ll probably get to wear them before summer gets here.

My next project is going to take me a lot longer to finish. I’ve started a pair of cabled socks.

My new project: pattern, yarn, and sock cuff. Traveler's socks pattern by Stefanie Bold, in Interweave Knits Fall 2012
My new project: pattern, yarn, and sock cuff. Traveler’s socks pattern by Stefanie Bold, in Interweave Knits Fall 2012

As you can see, tiny needles and tiny stitches. I make socks all the time, but I haven’t done any as complicated as this before. This is my first project to use cables. I’ve made cable swatches before, but nothing with cables actually as part of the product.  Looking forward to seeing how these turn out!

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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

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