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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Legwarmers for Cold Days

I carried over plenty of projects from 2017 (and 2016, and 2015, and...let's not think about it), but I've already gone and cast on my first  two of 2018. The first is my new Easy A for the Easy A-long (today is the last day to save 20% on the pattern with code EASYALONG and there's still plenty of time to jump in and join us!) and the second is a pair of legwarmers.

I wear a lot of skirts and dresses, but for some reason I haven't owned a pair of legwarmers in years. The past couple of winters have been on the mild side, so I haven't really had a problem walking around in tights, but last week we were hovering in the -30s Fahrenheit, which is just too cold to not have pants or legwarmers on.

The first one is going pretty smoothly so far, and I'm planning on mirroring the cable on the second one to help with second-legwarmer-syndrome. I'm really enjoying knitting it so far, but I definitely want to get these churned out before it gets super cold again.

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  1. I have never made leg warmers before but I might try it. It has been so cold lately I know they would be nice to have. Your yarn is very pretty and I love the cables.

  2. Ooh, nice! I make leg warmers for my girls all the time. They are so useful, and such quick stash-buster projects. I tend to knit mine flat and seam up the side, so they go even quicker. Two little rectangles and done!

  3. Whoa! Where do you live that it gets to be -30? Ouch. And I thought it was rough getting into the single negatives. I really like your color choice for the legwarmers. Great idea. :)

  4. Second leg warmer syndrome...I don't think the uninitiated truly understand how deleterious to your health knitting can be! Lovely colour choice x