Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A Very Cool Detour

I had to take a minor detour from my Petticoat Socks. I have been wanting to make these gloves for a friend of mine for quite some time. I spent last weekend obediently working on my socks so I completely forgot about them. These are the wrist warmers from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I had roughly 24 hours to make them. I knit like crazy, changing the pattern as I went. (Added four extra stitches and another round of the pattern to make them longer, and also made the thumb hole bigger) I finished them Tuesday at 11:00am and left my house to give them to my friend at 11:30. Last minute, indeed!

I have decided to wait to do the heel of my first sock. I am making the leg of the second sock instead. This will hopefully save me from the tedious task of knitting the dreaded second sock. I will turn the heel of sock #1, and then the same for sock #2, knit the toe of #1 and then #2... bada bing, bada boom, I will have two socks done at the same time. I tried bringing my sock to my knitting group tonight, but it's not a very good social project. I just kept frogging. Lesson learned!

I got the Knitting Olympics counter, woo hoo!


Blogger allelejean said...

Very pretty wristwarmers!! I knit some Voodoo from Knitty that I just love, so I'm sure your friend will be very appreciatative. :)

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Janette Mills said...

Those gloves are WAY COOL!!!
Also, good luck on your Knitting Olympics entry I know you can do it
Unfortunetly, for me, I did not commit in time. So I am participating on the sidelines.

MadDog Knitting [I don't have a blog .... yet]

4:51 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Wow! Some nice armwarmers and by the looks of it, just in time! Your socks are beautiful! WOW!
See, you let us know you exist...we visit..hehe...very easy!

Also, looking to get the KO counter too! Yikes I am like so far behind...zknitter

6:40 PM  
Blogger Mary, Mary... said...

Hey Annie,
I found your blog on Knitty--so, it really works! I'm a newbie as well in blogland. Anyway, I wanted to say I'm not a sock knitter but your blog and pix are very inspiring--I mean really. Your tone is very calming(which is not how I normally respond to dpns).I used to live in Ft. Greene ala 1986 and I still miss the'll see I'm a little more, uhm, tightly wound?:)

6:43 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

So, how did you put the counter on your blog?

The socks are going to be lovely!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Suzetta said...

Love the fingerless gloves, it looks like you did a wonderful job on them

Blog looks good as well.

8:20 PM  
Blogger snowdrop said...

Your blog looks great! pictures are lovely... my blog is new and it's pretty basic, but it's fun! Keep it up!

12:38 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Hi! I saw your post on the knit list. Very nice blog! I think more snow is headed your way. We just got a foot in Michigan's UP and the storm is zoomin' east.

And, can I ask, where did you get the k. olympics counter? Thanks.


12:58 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

hi annie! thanks for visiting my blog! i notice that you watch project runway also... =)

1:18 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Wow! Well done for doing those wristwarmers in 24 hrs. They're gorgeous.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

A very cool detour in deed! What a lovely gift, and a lucky friend. Your sock is gorgeous too!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Areli said...

I love your wrist warmers! I really like them done in black. What yarn did you use? I am planning to knit myself some one of these days.

I am also admiring your petticoat socks, these are another on my to do list, yours are looking great so far.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Areli said...

Oops, I thought I left you a comment, but it has disappeared. So if you get two from me, it's bloggers fault.

I like your wristwarmers, they look great in black. What yarn did you use? I am wanting to make these up sometime soonish.

Also, I really like your petticoat socks, I have been eyeing these for a while and want to make them, too. Will enjoy watching your Olympic progress.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jen said...


(Yoshimi from the KB)

10:29 AM  
Blogger Areli said...

I posted before, but I think they have been lost in blogger land. Nice wristwarmers, I really like them in black. What yarn did you use? I am planning to make some of these myself one day.

Also, I like your petticoat socks, these are also on my to do list, so it will be fun watching your progress.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Like Areli, I left a comment yesterday and it appears to be gone.

Your wristwarmers are beautiful! I like the cables...and the socks are lovely too.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

OK, they aren't cabled, but the pattern is super cool!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

hi annie! yea, i think my comment got lost too. but i'm visiting again and putting up another one. thanks for visiting my blog too! those wrist warmers look so warm, i'm tempted to make some for myself, if i didn't have so many WIPs already. =P

2:52 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Hi! I think my post got lost too. But I didn't see the word verification box, so maybe I didn't send it. Very nice blog Annie. I am jealous of your olympics counter. Where did you find it?

3:08 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Mine got lost too! Great job on the wrist warmers and welcome to the blogging world!

4:11 PM  
Blogger aurora said...

I love the texture of the works you've shown! Fab stuff!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm making the same wrist warmers, too. Although, I took a break from them. Yours are just beautiful!

Don't you just adore that book?

12:26 PM  

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