Saturday, May 26, 2007

necessity is the mother of invention

I started a new job recently and the temperature where I work, while being great for preserving old books, isn't as hospitable to humans. And, since it's starting to be summer here, I prefer to dress for summer and usually wear skirts and sandals. I keep my Clapotis at the office to wrap around my shoulders when I get cold, but my legs haven't been so lucky. So I knit up a quick solution.

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Pattern: Legwarmers, made up as I went along
Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy in Baby Blue, two balls
Needles: 10.5 Susan Bates 16" circulars

I cast on the legwarmers Friday morning and finished them about an hour ago (and it's Saturday at 9 pm). A quick and mindless knitting project, which was perfect, as I've spent most of the weekend thus far having a Paul Gross (a current obsession of mine) marathon, between watching Tales of the City and season one of Due South. Too bad season three of Slings and Arrows doesn't come out on dvd for a few weeks!

Now back to my mountie watching.


sammy said...


(and nice legwarmers--bet they'd help in Canada)

glitterboy1 said...

Yay, great idea! I hope that they'll help. Is the temperature controlled in the area where you work, or will it warm up a bit with summer?

Kate said...

That was incredibly fast! I hope they help down in the sub-sub basement. More importantly, I hope my man Abe likes your new blue legs. Tell him I said hi.