Sunday, January 19, 2014

Takeout for Two - Legwarmers -- Finished!

Dear readers,

My takeout for two leg warmers almost became an UFO (unfinished object).  Fun and easy -- but knitting very long tubes on very small DPNs (double pointed needles) has ruined me.  I'm glad they are finished.  Now, I am merely finishing some yoga socks (more). . and I'm ready for my big sweater project, Funky Grandpa Sweater.
The original picture from the knitting book, Joy of Socks, below:
These were fairly cost efficient as I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light wool to knit.  Unfortunately, we are in the middle of a heat wave, with an accompanying drought, and random fires, so it may be awhile for me to finally wear them.  
I chose this pattern for my pilates and barre warmups.  And, these leg warmers are indeed WARM!  My link to the project page in Ravelry is HERE - TAKEOUT FOR TWO PROJECT.
The model had very very long legs apparently -- I'm not that short either (especially my legs - a 31" inseam and I'm 5'6.5").   I could have made them longer, but I might have lost my mind.  I'm just lucky to finish them.  I suffered extreme knitting fatigue during this marathon.

Dear readers, I hope your weather is a bit better than we are having here -- we have no winter so far this year!



P.S.  I have some jury duty coming up in two weeks, I hope to get some quality knitting in during that time.


  1. They are fabulous - love your pics! I'm missing my knitting now that I'm "eat up" with beading; I actually considered starting another project this weekend, but I've got to finish this dress! And we got your winter - lows in 20's lately...

  2. Those are great! I have a pair of knee socks that I've been knitting on tiny DPNs for, well, quite a few years now. I'm about halfway done with the second one, and it's been probably over a year since I've touched it. I'm learning not to knit pairs of things!

  3. I love your leg warmers. I have only finished knee socks and they are very warm. One of these days I'm going to have to try leg warmers

    1. Thank you -- but I have to warn they took quite a long time!