Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Warm Those Dancing Legs

We have a dancer in our midst.  More the four-year-old beginning tap and ballet kind, and less the Elton John kind.  Either one is fantastic in my book.

This was a bit of a gamble, knitting unrequested accessories for this willful and independent four-year-old.  But I think she may just wear these.  The small fry attends a small tap and ballet class once a week and love, love, loves it.  I can tell because she never hesitates to get herself ready, never resists going and pays rapt attention to her teach for the entire duration of class.

It's so fun to see her take off in a space that has nothing to do with either parent or sibling.

No resistance revealed yet...
These leg warmers were knit on the fly on a road trip to and from some friends home in Knoxville, TN.  (Knoxville was amazing… great drinks {Moscow Mule}, great food {Fried Green Tomatoes and Pimento Cheese Sandwich} and epic company {you know who you are}.

I knit these on the drive there and back.  And the ability to knit uninterrupted for that length of time was bliss, in and of itself.  So relaxing.  They were knit on US 1 double pointed needles, 2x2 rib for some rows (a dozen?) and then stockinette stripes.  I think there were seven rows in each stripe.  Then knit another dozen or so 2x2 rib rows and cast off.  I like 'em… and I love that they consist entirely of scraps.
Little leg warmers

The notes below are what I think were the types and colors of yarn.  From the knee down: Quince and Co. Chicadee in Apricot, Jamieson Shetland Spindrift in Purple, Malabrigo Yarn Finito in Natural, Madelinetosh in Mineral, Malabrigo Yarn Finito in Cereza, Malabrigo Yarn Finito in Paloma, Reynolds Sea Wool in Navy, Louet Gems in Goldilocks, Jamieson Shetland Spindrift in Plum, Jamieson Shetland Spindrift in Rose, Louet Gems in Sage and Shibui Knits Sock in blue.


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    1. Thanks Sally. It was almost as fun to knit these as it is to see her flit around the dance floor.