Friday, May 14, 2010

Keep It Simple

For the past two years I have had a skein in my stash that I couldn't decide what to do with, mostly because I couldn't thing of a project that I thought would be worthy. It's handspun 50/50 merino and mohair from Puff (the Magic Rabbit). It's a subtle lavender and softest green color combination, thick and thin in texture. And I kept thinking that I should come up with some really fancy, complicated design for it. But nothing came to mind. I swatched a couple of stitch patterns, but didn't really like any of them. So the yarn sat there.


A couple of days ago I finally thought "What the heck, what small item would I like to have for myself?" And I answered, "Some new handwarmers"; and I decided that I would make them extremely simply and just let the yarn speak for itself.


The lavender looks kind of grey in this picture, it's prettier than it shows here. Once I got going I almost wished I had opted for socks. They would have been cozy. But I'm just not into hand washing socks any more.

4 comments:

kmkat said...

While the yarn is (of course) luscious, what really caught my eye were the dpns. What are they? (Not that I use dpns; only Magic Loop for me.)

MollyBeees said...

Oooeee! Pretty!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Ohhhh, I can't wait to see them finished! Now I want to spin up some more of that...

magnusmog said...

My new washing machine ( the old one lasted 26 years and I have great hopes of this one ) has a really gentle cold water wool wash and my socks go into there. I have washed cardigans and gloves and scarves and so far, no casualties.

I love my new washing machine - I don't think I'd knit socks if I had to wash them by hand either :)