I am struggling. To write my own posts and to read everyone elses'. One of the blogs I subscribe to has 183 posts waiting for me in my reader. I'm a bit terrified to start to be honest.
Anyway, I had intended to do an 'on the needles' post about 67 weeks ago but that fell by the wayside and now we're into made-and-worn territory.
I went to the wonderful Winnie's Craft Cafe in south Dublin for some yarn to knit up a couple of Drops pattterns (this one and this one) for Stashlet, and got seduced by some unspeakably gorgeous wrist warmers made in Lang Milli Colore. They looked very cleverly knitted but turned out to be really simple crochet cleverly applied (if you see what I mean). The pattern came free with the yarn so I cast on one of the Drops patterns and then spent the rest of the weekend crocheting. The result was...
I will not tell you about the ridiculous poses I had to get in to get photos of these without the shadow of my head in them.
The pattern is by the Irish designer AiobheNi who also teaches crochet classes at Winnies and is lovely and helpful, especially to a newby crochet pattern reader like me. The pattern is not on her website but you can get it at Winnies if you buy the yarn. You can also see a photo of another version of the wristwarmers here on Ravelry.
If I crocheted another pair, I think I would make them longer but apart from that I can't fault them, and they crochet up in an evening (unless, like me, your counting keeps going arwy and you have to keep pulling out rows) so would make a perfect last minute present.
Oh, and just to comnplete all the info, the Milli Colore is 50% pure new wool and 50% acrylic, and I used colour 697.0065. I am totally besotted with this colour and I think I'm going to knit myself a jumper with it so watch this space (although the Toddler Caveat applies, ie. don't watch too hard as it might take me a while).