Sunday, January 29, 2012

Knitting Project: Leg Warmers and Headband

Hey Everyone,
So sorry to have been so long in posting!  Indeed I have been very busy crafting - too busy to post!  With the holidays came hand-made gifts for just about everyone in the family.  A crocheted shrug for Mom, felted wool pillow for Dad, sewn linen cowl for my SIL, a paper-to-wood photo for my in-laws, upcycled sweater hat and mittens for my niece, and THESE knitted leg warmers for my sister.  Unfortunately, I missed photographing most of these projects, as they were usually immediately wrapped after I finished them.

I did get a chance to photograph my sister wearing her new leg warmers, as she wore them over to our house the other day!  By Christmas, I only had one done, so she waited patiently until last week for the other one.  To make it up to her, I also made her a warm headband out of the extra wool :-).

The pattern for the legwarmers is the Lionbrand Electra Legwarmers, found here.  I followed the pattern exactly, and learned a lot during my first double-pointed needle project!  The yarn is KnitPicks' Wool of the Andes, about 1.5 skeins, in Onyx Heather - a nice bluish blackish gray  She loves wearing them for dance practice.

Also, here's the pattern for the knitted headband.  I don't know which store has started selling these, but EVERYONE in my town has one.  How much more fun to make one!?  Using the same yarn, I had just enough to make it (literally two feet left over!), using a basic black wool for the flower.

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