Sunday, January 18, 2009

Magic Ball leg warmers

When my friend Elena was visiting over the holidays, I gave her my striped leg warmers to keep. (She was cold.) That meant I needed to knit another pair. (Ya'!) In came lots of scraps I had all over the knitting baskets area, which I have been saving for the past lots of years. You got some Noro, some Malabrigo, some of my own hand-spun, some unknown variegated from long ago, and some Cascade 220 leftovers. Generally, worsted weight. I made the 2 magic balls by diving each scraps into 2, by using my scale. It was a good way to do this, with the exception of my hand-spun, when some of the same weight proved to be very different yardage. Oh well, its just magic ball. CO 54 stitches per leg warmer, on 2 Addi US 6 circs, (on 6 cause I wanted it more dense) K1P1 rib, and went for it. Fun and warm. Used it today during the brief snow we had. it will be great to block the up-your-leg draft when I ride my bike.
magic ball leg warmers in action

13 comments:

Garngamen said...

How fab to magically create leg warmers out of scrap yarn. They look great - and warm!

Hilde C. said...

They look great, and sounds really practical. We've got 30 cm of snow today, and more is yet to come. I think I could use a pair like that :-)

KnitNana said...

Terrific! They look like they're really going to help with the cold weather!
(((hugs)))

astrid said...

I love knits with left-over: makes it look personal and home-made (in the best sense). They are great!

Soo said...

Those are cute enough to make you wish it was cold so you could wear them!

Purlgirl918 said...

So fun!!!! Makes me want to dig through my scrap stash and start some of my own!

Soo said...

Me again! Thanks so much for the link to the patchwork blanket for the Silk Garden. I think this might be a winner!! When I can face the yarn again I'm going to give it a try!

gail said...

Outstanding legwarmers. My daughter has been wanting me to make her some. How do they stay up??

Prunila said...

oh ... a very artistic mix of yarn!!! I like them! I don't have the skills to make this yarn balls to have two identical ...not yet :)

Leslie said...

Cute and practical! Those seem like they'd be very fun to knit.

Lankastia said...

I just found your blog: it looks nice and your knittings are beautiful and personal. Especially I was inspired by the Babettes blanket. I had thaught that granmothers square (isoƤidin neliƶ in finnish) is a bit boring..It obviously is not at all boring.

Mary, Mary... said...

OK< I'm just waiting for your Roller Derby name...;)

lisette said...

NICE!!! I love those.. Great colours!