A good friend of mine asked me for a pair of wrist warmers to help ease the joint pain of arthritis. I was happy to oblige. Hopped on the Ravelry pattern browser, ( I love the Ravelry pattern browser!) and found this. Ravelry link here. I modified the pattern to suit me. I omitted the diamond on one end, and just did k1p1 ribbing in the round with 5 dpns until I thought it was long enough (5 inches, in this case), then started the decreases for the diamond at the beginning and end of each row, now working back and forth, but still with the dpns.
I love this because it leaves your hand free, but still covers the top of the wrist and hand for warmth. If it bugs, you just fold it back for another look, and double the warmth. I had no way to model these on an actual wrist, so check out the link to see what I mean.
These took just 1.4 oz of handspun alpaca. Perfect for that little batt you couldn't resist buying but don't know what to do with. Or, in my case, I was experimenting with overdyeing a natural rose gray roving, so just did small amounts of roving.
During an unusually long (for me, anyway) bout of TV watching last night(Ugly Betty, Gray's Anatomy, Private Practice, all in a row), I spun this up.
This is more Ollie de Llama roving, dyed with a combination of three or four colors ( I know there was Cornflower, Orchid and Silver Birch, and maybe a little Cyclamen? These are all Gaywool colors, in case you care. Also, why don't I write this stuff down so I can duplicate it? That would probably require measuring though too.) I love the color, but what is it? What would you call this? It is too pink for lavender or lilac, yet too blue for pink, too pink for rose, too pink for thistle, too blue for orchid. Maybe I'll just call it Fred. I suck at colorway names.