Wagons are meant to be fallen off, right? Good. While I haven’t started any of my big 3 for 2012, I have joined in a small KAL on Ravelry in the Tiny Owl Knits group. The free pattern “Some Cloudy Day” is a pair of legwarmers, knit in smaller gauge and meant to be a little more fitted.
I really enjoyed making these, they were really good to do while I was dropping my son off to, and picking up from school. I modified these a little, I made them shorter, used a 1×1 rib and ended with a hemmed picot bind off.
I just wanted something to stick into the tops of my boots or over my ankles if I was wearing other shoes. As I’m not really a “sock knitter” I thought this was a great way to use some fun yarn and patterns without worrying too much about fit.
So whilst on a roll, I decided to quickly cast on another pair. Using another sock yarn, I cast on with a few extra stitches and continued with the 2×2 ribbing. At the top, I decided to add some eyelets to my ribbing so that I can put a ribbon through the top. Cute, right?
The comments I’ve received while knitting these, however has been most amusing. I usually get asked what I’m knitting, and when the response is “legwarmers”, I get a range of reactions. Everything from a raised eyebrow accompanied by a slightly derisive “Oh.”, to being asked if I have a daughter. Apparently one must be a girl of a pre-teen age to wear legwarmers. Nevertheless, my ankles will not be freezing this winter. BWAHAHAHA…
Will I make more? Probably, but I’ll try different stitch patterns though.