Sunday, July 19, 2009

two long tubes

After several failed attempts swatches, I finally decided upon a gauge and style for my daughter's new leg warmers. I dropped down two needle sizes for the cuffs, which make them nice and perfectly tight. I wanted them to have some length for growing room, which is why we picked out some stash yarn for contrasting cuffs. I'd rather her tire of them before she grows out of them. (The last pair were too tight in a matter of months.)
I have noticed that I have a certain amount of knitter's pride that makes me reluctant to do a garment completely in k2 p2 ribbing. I have periodic fits when I think I should be doing some yarn-over ribbing or some pattern. But when I look at these and other leg warmers, it's clear to me that the look I want is just plain ribbing. I just have to keep reminding myself.

The ballerina has reached a milestone in her dance education. Last week she was fitted for her first pair of pointe shoes. I had never realised what a milestone it was, until all the moms were there with their cameras except me. My cell phone takes okay pictures, so I was able to be a good mommy too and take some pictures.

2 comments: said...

Just happened on your blog. You ARE a good mommy. How many of those other moms knit leg warmers for their ballet dancers? Heh!

Knitika said...

*beam!* thanks for saying so!