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#write31days ~ Day 17: Pretty in Pink

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This post is doing double duty: photography for #write31days and linking up with Ginny’s Yarn Along for what I’m knitting and reading this week.

I’ve been thinking my little ballerina could use some leg warmers for the cooler temperatures coming up so I started on a set I’ll be giving her for her birthday in a few weeks. This was supposed to be an easy project but I’ve had to frog the whole thing once and significantly back track a second time. I followed the instructions for making an accurate size but when I was about two-thirds through the first one, I realized it was big enough to fit me. Definitely not going to stay up on Evey’s leg. Back to square one I went. I reduced it by 20 stitches and it seems to be the right size now.

I’m knitting in the round on double pointed because I don’t have a circular small enough for something this size {although I keep hearing about a ‘magic loop’ — maybe I should look into this?}. Knitting on double pointed this way is a bit cumbersome so is going a bit slower than I thought. It also caused a second mistake when I knitted the wrong direction, resulting in a large hole that I had to undo at one point.

Hoping the third time is the charm….

 

I started Delancey by Molly Wizenberg a few days ago. She’s a food blogger {Orangette} I’ve been reading for a good, long while {since 2007, I believe}. Located in Seattle, the book is about a restaurant she started there with her husband. She shared a little on her blog back when they were in the midst of it, but I haven’t heard the full story so I’ve been itching to read it. {Bonus: it’s sure to have a great collection of recipes too.} It’s “a book I’ve been meaning to read” so it will be my October choice for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge. I couldn’t have picked it up at a better time as my husband and I are going with the girls to the Pacific Northwest in February. And you better believe we’ll be stopping by their wood-fired pizza kitchen, and craft cocktail bar next door!

 

5 Thoughts on “#write31days ~ Day 17: Pretty in Pink

  1. Whoa! That knitting project looks pretty legit! I can only manage poorly knit scarves haha! And I think that’s the cutest idea to make the leg warmers for your little one!

    • I was afraid to break away from knitting a basic rectangle too when I first began branching out, but it’s really not as hard as it looks! Try picking up some circular needles and knit a hat. That’s a good second step! 🙂

  2. I have never graduated from scarf level knitting but I long to cultivate it as a hobby. Leg warmers seem delightful! I hope you post your project once it’s done!

    • As I was just saying to Therese, a good second step is getting circulars and knitting a hat. Another great way to practice is knitting a baby blanket…lots of opportunity to practice your stitches! You’ll feel very comfortable with your stitching after a long project. 🙂

      I will definitely share the leg warmers when I’m done!

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