Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wee Wednesdays: Ribbon Cardi and Stripey Frog Legs
Pattern: Little Garter Cardi
Mods: Adjusted the needle size, so knitted a size up from my goal size, in order to balance the two out.
Notes: I'm not sure how I've ended up with ribbon yarn (I suspect freebies and swag bags), but it's really tough to know what to do with it once it's entered your stash. I thought I'd try knitting it up in a baby cardi, and see how it turned out. I actually think it turned out pretty cute! The garter texture in the ribbon yarn seems fluffy, and I love the blend of the white and green.
Pattern: Baby Frog Legs
Notes: Super cute. I love the idea of baby legwarmers (but I know not all my friends totally understand why I'm obsessed with baby legwarmers, and that's okay!), and I was totally charmed by the original legwarmers. Stripes made this a fun little stash busting exercise, and I'm really happy with how they turned out.
And yes, that is a little yarn wrapped baby hanger! I basically just wrapped some yarn around a plastic baby hanger, since the plastic ones are super boring, and I like how the yarn just made them seem a little more special. I was thinking of putting together a quick instructional video for doing it, but it seemed almost too simple. Anyone interested? I won't be offended if you're not!