Tuesday, February 10, 2009


So before jumping into the finishing of Starsky, I decided I needed something quick. So I sat down and cranked these out in an afternoon. These ruffled wristlets make me feel like a princess and are knit cuff down. The purple is Blue Sky Alpaca's 100% Alpaca. Oh, did I mention it's discontinued? It took me a while to figure out how I aquired this yarn, because I had one full skein and half a skein. Which would mean I would've had to make something out of it before. I thought about it for the entire time I was knitting, and then I remembered my mother gave it to me years ago and told me that someone at work was knitting a sweater and had left over yarn. She actually gave me quite a few odd balls that day, and I couldn't help but think "Who gives away their left over yarns, especially if it involves a full skein?" the other yarns she gave me were at least a few full skeins. How odd. Oh, and the white is Patons Classic Wool Merino which I always have a few yards hanging around here and there.
It wasn't just a super quick knit, but it was also great to get rid of all those scraps I've accumulated over the years, both layers clock in at just about 200 yards.

I love how it just peaks out from under sweaters/coats. As you can tell, I'm on a big of a spring kick, it's been kind of warm lately and I just want to get a head start on dressing for spring because I always wait too long and before you know it, it's summer and I don't think I'll be wearing wool around my wrists in august.
I've made similar ones before, but they were on a whim and I'm glad I remembered what I did (even if it was at least a year ago) I'm working on a pattern (and better photos)

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