For my birthday this week, I got a few knitting pretties! First, I got a gift card & I purchased 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes. Because of my “Short Attention Span Theater” (also known as ADD), I’ve never been much of a sock knitter, but I do enjoy them, and knitting two at once is a stroke of genius for ADDers like me! I’m looking forward to checking out her companion tome, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.
While waiting for the amazing Gunilla to fix me up at my Knit Doctor appointment at GPY, I got to schmooze with one of my very favorite people, and spent my birthday discount on Nature’s Wrapture. Soooooo many little pretties to knit!! I rarely knit for myself (and the one thing actually for me on the needles, I left at the kids’ homeschool choir class! Only a few more days until I get it back!)
Oui, oui! Emy has hinted, scolded, ahem, remarked that as I rarely knit for myself, I ought to embark upon such an odyssey. While at the Yarn Swap at Purlescence yesterday, there was some rogue yarn that, in that siren’s call that yarn can sometimes have, up and deafeningly screamed in my ear, “Buy me, Woman, and knit yourself some fingerless gloves!” Now, being that I’m the kind of person to instantly snap to attention when talking yarn is involved, I did purchase the yarn. Now, please note, I was only there for the yarn swap. I had no intention walking in, that purchases would be involved (at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!). I am halfway finished with the Warm Braid Cable Wristwarmers, and here’s a pic for your viewing pleasure.
Yarn: Bamboozle – Crystal Palace – Color 444 (Rainforest)
Amount of yarn – 2 skeins
Needles: US size #9 circs (magic loop method)
Pattern: Source can be found here
Edited to add: Forgot to mention I made a couple of modifications to the pattern: Because they are wrist warmers and I wanted fingerless gloves, I lengthened them. Instead of a 1″ rib on each end, I made it 2″ and added one cable repeat in the cable section.