Saturday, February 09, 2008

baby legs

yikes! sorry for the long absence. not much knitting going on around here - or rather, i've been working on lots of projects, so progress seems slow. i've also been spending a lot of time focusing on the presidential election. i've become totally consumed with the whole process, and it's both exciting and totally draining/stressful. but i caucused today, for the first time. go obama!

anyway, i just wanted to pop my head in and say hi. i'll be back with some more knitting content soon. for now, here's one little project that i finished up last week: baby leg warmers! i used some crazy rainbow yarn that kristy gave me last year in a swap - the yarn is cleckheaton merino bambino
, from australia. i figured if anyone can pull off rainbow leg warmers, it's a one-year-old, right?

i cast on 52 stitches, using size 1 addis for magic loop, and knit an inch of 2x2 ribbing, then knit till they looked about long enough, then did another inch of ribbing. i think they are slightly too small - i probably should have gone up to 56 or 60 stitches, but perhaps they can be worn as arm warmers when they get too small for legs. besides the pooling, which isn't so bad, i'm pretty happy with these. baby leg warmers! too cute!