Thursday, February 23, 2006

Tiny Flashdancer



Borrowing an idea from my incredibly creative friend Sam Lamb, I whipped up a tiny pair of legwarmers for Ruby. Moms of toddlers know that tiny pants tend to rise above tiny socks, especially when the tiny owner of such garments is riding in a stroller. So, to keep the Roo warm on days that it's cold out, but not cold enough to wear a snowsuit, I devised these little leggy warmers. It's just K2 P2 ribbing done on a set of DPNs. I pulled out a yarn that's been in my stash from back in the early days when I was a knitting newbie and was fascinated with rather ugly variegated yarns. I think the colourway kind of looks like smushed together plasticine, but it's suitable for a little kid. And it's actually a pretty nice yarn: Emu Superwash Double Knit. Nice and soft and washable! I think I may make her up another pair to match her pink outfits.



And yes, that is the completed FEFI you see there. I seamed 'er up and wove all the ends in and she's just waiting to be blocked and buttoned, after which time I'll post some pictures with me actually wearing it. So, even though I didn't officially join the knitting Olympics, I completed my goal of FO-ing all my WIPs before the games' end. Of course, now I'm jonesing for some new stuff to knit, I'm thinking I'll try another pair of socks, and maybe the swing coat from the childrens' edition of Magknits that ran a few months back. Both in red/pink of course, to fulfill my commitment to Project Spectrum.

8 comments:

Ramona said...

The sweater is beautiful! I am just getting up the guts to try and knit with color.

p said...

that sweater has come up REALLY great. :)

mamaloo said...

Good job on the sweater! And, those itty bitty leg warmers are such a great idea! Those will make awesome and lightening fast prezzies for my nieces. I can't wait to get my shawl off the needles and make a few pairs of those. And, I think I want some too!

Wannietta said...

The sweater looks wonderful and the legwarmers are giving me flashbacks!! My 8 yo daughter is asking for some - I will probably cave in.

may said...

love the sweater! :D

that self portrait pic is hilarious!

carrie said...

oh gosh, need to come up with project spectrum ideas ...

i LOVE that sweater. great colors, so bright and peppy. you must be so excited.

gnarly nanny said...

those legwarmers look adorable!

Erin said...

Congrats on the FEFI and I love Ruby's legwarmers!