It’s been a long day and it’s not over yet! I just finished my shift at Talbots but I have an employee inservice at Williams Sonoma tonight. So, I’m just sitting at a coffee shop, soaking up the Wi-Fi. I know it’s not cheap, but it’s much more economical than wandering the mall for hours, convincing myself that I need to buy a ____________ . In the interim, I thought I would share with you another project I finished a couple weeks ago, but did not document until recently.
When Robert’s mom came to visit in January, she asked me to make her a pair of legwarmers for her tango class. (Only if you twist my arm!) So we hurried to the yarn store and I picked out a lovely cashmerino aran from Debbie Bliss in a matte black. I combed the internet for a pattern and finally settled on this one from the Purl Bee.
Like most of my knitted adventures, I grossly underestimated the amount of time it would take to complete this project. While the pattern itself is simple – a two-by-two ribbing that shifts to the right one stitch every three rounds – it is not very interesting. Compounded with the drear of knitting something in black yarn, small wonder these leg warmers took several months to complete. This project would have been a good candidate for the two-at-a-time method.
Anyhoo, after a 11-month gestation period, here they are!
They might have been boring to make, but they’re so much more practical. What’s more classic than black?