As a 'jill'-of-all-trades, I've some experience that long, stringy thing called yarn. This is, if knitting a couple of scarves counts. Unfortunately, I'm more into stitches and basting than loops and purls, which goes to say, I didn't make this adorable apple. (I purchased it from Paige of Little Bird Crochet on Etsy who beautifully constructed it for me!) In fact, I really don't know much about yarn crafts. Knitting, crocheting, two needles, one needle, casting, purling...whatever.... But when I saw these Spiral Rib Leg Warmers on the Purl Bee, I was a little upset with my lacking talents.
It just so happens that these are exactly what I was looking for! (I was looking for legwarmers?!?) With the Blizzard of 2010 heading up the east coast tonight, I can't hire someone fast enough to make me these. So much for keeping my legs warm in the snow...
Not all is lost in my inability to knit. In fact, I find it fortunate that I don't sew and knit. I can only assume that while us quilt-y girls (and boys) love our fabric, those knit-ty girls probably love their yarn. So while I'm keeping my home skein free, a girl can still dream. If I could choose some yarn tonight, I might pick up some of these, also from PurlSoho, for my legwarmers:
True to the pattern: Manos Del Uruguay 5-ply Merino in Dove
Farmhouse Yarns Lumpy Bumpy in Burgundy
Lornas Laces Fisherman in Firefly