I ordered some new yarn from Germany and while I wait for it to arrive, I decided it's time to make some room for it. By getting rid of those lone one-skeins in my stash.
I've had this Ispe Padova Duetto sitting around for ages. They're leftovers from previous projects, I knit a Britannia sweater with the brown one, and Fetching with the blue. I love, love the blue yarn. It's the most beautiful yarn color in my stash. When I was buying it, they only had two skeins. My Fetching barely used one, so I had one extra left.
And thus I knit some wristwarmers, thinking I'll use it all up in one project. Wrong. Still have about 30 g of the blue one left. And one more skein of brown.
I'm knitting a hat with it, to match the wristwarmers.
They are you basic wristwarmers - a long tube with a thumb. I finished them over the weekend. I love such nice quick projects, instant gratification is the best.
I tried jogless stripes for the first time here - in the second row of the new color you lift the stich below (the one in the old color) and knit it with the new color stich that's on your left needle. It makes for nice stripes, but it creates a sort of spiral along the tube you're working on. I''m probably pulling the yarn too tight when adding the second color - I can't help it, I'm a tight knitter.
I should probably wash them, to make the stiches losen up, but I'm too lazy to do that, and besides, it's raining outside, so it would take forever for them to dry.
Pattern: none, I improvised
Yarn: Ispe Padova Duetto, colorway 93 (pale blue) and 83 (brown)
Needles: 3.75 mm DPN
Time it took: Two days