Wednesday, December 7, 2011
just in the nick of time
Yesterday was the feast of Saint Nicholas, and I read about the tradition of gifting socks or stockings on this day, so I used that as my excuse to stay up much too late finishing these legwarmers for the baby. And I felt a little bit like Father Christmas as I knitted away in my chair, under that denim blanket, while the rest of the house slept all snug in their beds. These came off the tiniest of wooden knitting needles, and my hands warmed those needles so much last night that they almost felt sticky by the time I finished.
I made them to match her pixie hat using this pattern. These are an inch longer than the pattern called for, as I'm hoping they will be in use all winter long.
Have you been staying up until the last minute these days, too?