Way back, after Christmas, I decided to knit another pair of these - this time for me. It was the whole new-red-coat-need-new-accessories thing. Well, I got started, did about half of one, and set them down. For many months.
Desperately needing my size 6 needles and feeling bewildered by where-on-earth they could have disappeared to, I unearthed the forgotten cashmere wrist warmers. Instead of putting them on hold to get at the needles, I made myself finish them! My entire "letter from sarah" in the recent newsletter (see sidebar) was about finishing up those long-forgotten UFOs, so I figured I better heed my own advice. They went so quickly it was absurd that they had sat for so long.
I was just sure that I had finished them just in time for the sun to shine and Spring to have sprung, but lo and behold we woke up to snow on the surrounding hills this morning - go figure. They are modified-to-have-thumbs wrist warmers from LMKG, knit with one skein of Artyarns Cashmere 5 in black.
In other exciting news, my good friend and employee Destiny had her baby boy last week! Since I can't show you the other things I knit her yet (shower won't be for about a month), I will show you the teeniest, tiniest little socks I gave her. I had a miniscule ball of STR leftover from these, and thought I'd give it a go at making true newborn sized socks. I cast on 20 sts on size 1 needles and made these little fellas.
I should have taken that picture with something in there for scale - - they're really small. They were delivered to her at the hospital the day she went home, and she reports that they fit right now, but probably not for more than a week! :)