I know that I told you last week that I would have the MIL’s vest done before this week’s WiP post. Well, I didn’t get it finished. I’ve not been slacking, though, I swear! I’ve just been dealing with a sick baby and had started on another project. I promise you, though, that it WILL be done befoer next week! It’s very cloe already, see?
I got this pattern out of 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. Yeah, aparently, you have to use the exact yarn they used for it to be one skein. I bought 4 skeins for this. Two in the solid and two of the Claudia Handpainted. That little ball on the top of the picture? Yeah, that’s all I have left of the first skein. It’s a good thing I got two, huh? (PS, I realize it’s a yardage thing)
The other thing I’ve been working on this week is some legwarmers for the future SIL. Yeah, yeah, I know I said I was going to make her the Red Dwarf socks, but it’s a time thing. I didn’t think I would have enough time to get them done with all the other gifts. Plus, I want to make sure they fit right and I want to be able to have her try them on as I go. And lastly, I really, reallly like the look of these socks and want to make them for myself first. Call me selfish, but that’s what I want. That way, if’n I decide I never want to make them again, I still have a pair for myself.
Anyway, I’ve been working on these leg warmers and it’s a very easy knit. I pretty much put the pattern together myself, though I did use other leg warmer patterns to find out how many stitches to cast on. Here they are so far…
I was actually almost done with these last night. I just had a few inches left when I noticed I had made a mistake way back at inch number 4. I’d forgotten to change needles size and now they would be too small! This is what happens when I’m tired. Anyway, I ended up ripping back. ( What good are legwarmers if she can’t wear them?) And that’s where I was as of this morning. I’m hoping to finish them today or tomorrow. And then it’s on to the next gift on the list!