Last week for Work in Progress Wednesday I showed you a completed legwarmer. This week I have for you . . .
Another legwarmer! But not from the same pair.
I don't know what has gotten into me lately, but I am all about the legwarmers. For Camp Loopy 3 we have to knit a project that takes at least 800 yards. I spent a bit of time looking at sweaters as I know many knitters have, but I was trying to make this project as affordable as possible. The Loopy Ewe offers a discount for yarn ordered during the official camp week, but even with that the cost of the project can get really big really fast. What I ended up with was two skeins of Cascade Heritage Sock in the Plum and Raspberry colorways. In addition to my obsession with legwarmers I am also really enjoying projects that take more than one color so Theresa Gregorio's To the Ground was the perfect solution.
To the Ground is a pair of over the knee striping legwarmers. I ended up reversing the direction of the pattern to start at the ankle rather than the thigh and work up the leg. I also wound my yarn into two balls each so that I can use as much yarn as possible. This means that they could get very long indeed. I am already over the knee on my first leg and still have plenty of yarn to spare. There's a strong possibility that I could wear them in the place of tights with a pair of shorts to work (it sounds tacky, but in my world if a 4 year old would wear it it's probably perfect for work). I also have visions of wearing them over tights with a short skirt and tight fitting sweater. Possibly with boots. Essentially this project is my chance to feel like I live in a comic book. We'll see where I end up.
To see more, probably more tastefully driven projects, check out the gang over at Tami's Amis!