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Ribbed Wristwarmer Ribbed Wristwarmer
These are knit for a man's hand so they're big on me, but you get the idea

2LN Wristwarmers
Started:
12/10/05
Finished: 12/23/05
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Danette Taylor superwash merino in Calypso (?), 2.2 oz
Needles: #5 circulars
Notes: I liked the wristwarmers in Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but wanted to keep the thumb warm. Design-wise, I wanted to maintain the vertical lines from the ribbing and have the thumb "grow" out of the ribbing. It took a lot of trial and error, but I'm happy with the results! This one is sized for a man's small; I plan to make pairs to fit me, and Scott.

And Matching Hat is done. Awwww. Holiday knits are now 13 of 16!

And Matching Hat

And Matching Hat
Started:
12/21/05
Finished: 12/22/05
Pattern: my own, see below;
Yarn: Danette Taylor's superwash merino in Seaweed (I think), 1 oz
Needles: #5 circulars
Notes: Knit to match Satin Grape. Quick satisfying knit. I lied. I knit this one twice. Everything I've knit this week I've had to reknit at least once. What is up with my knitting mojo??? I didn't cast on the right number of stitches, and the stitches were coming out smaller than a previous project using similar yarn. Second time I counted, recounted and knit loosely. Phew.

Pattern: Cast on 80 sts, join; knit 36 rows, then begin decreases next and every other row:
(Knit 8, k2tog) across; knit 1 row even; (Knit 7, k2tog) across; knit 1 row even; ... ; (k2tog) across (8 sts remain); knit 1 row even; (k2tog) across (4 sts remain).
Knit I-cord over these 4 stitches for 2.5", cut yarn and pull through; secure ends; tie knot in I-cord.

Ribbed Wristwarmers

Wristwarmer one done!

Ribbed Wristwarmers - 1st warmer

Looks like a tree or cactus.

Ribbed Wristwarmers - 1st warmer

Ribbed Wristwarmer one was reknit twice: once because it was way too big on the recipient; and then again because the thumb gusset was waaaay too long. Took a lot of work to get the effect I was after, but I'm quite happy with it!

Ribbed Wristwarmer

And so is Dan! His fiance, Linda, wanted to claim it for herself. And I'll be making a pair for myself, too. Once the second one is done I'll take some closeups so you can see the details and fit.

Photo taken at Minado; mmmm, all-you-can-eat sushi.

(I took a photo of Linda wearing the Esther hat but it wasn't the greatest photo so I'll try again after the New Year. She loves the hat, though!)

Thanks for the nice comments about the job! It's the one that's 5 minutes away. 5 minute commute, baby!