Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rose's Wrist Warmers

Thanks for all the nice wishes on our anniversary! Jeff and I had a dinner out and then stopped at the bookstore for a treat, the Dr. Who season 1 boxed set, the 2005 one. We've both been wanting to see it for ages and loved it! I'm a little embarrassed to say how many episodes I've seen already, but we watched all of season 1 and had to go get season 2 late on Sunday. We needed to get season 3 on Wednesday...

I am so hooked! How will I wait for season 4 on DVD??? And I've read online that season 5 won't be filmed until 2010???

(I have had a cold this week, so I've been watching more TV than I would ordinarily have time for...but even if I was healthy I'm pretty sure I'd watch them back to back.)

There are some knits in the series and I loved Rose's wrist warmers shown here in a BBC pic.

I grabbed some yarn from the stash and started planning out a pattern using cable directions in one of the Walker books I have. Well, then it occurred to me someone else must have already done this! Yes, there is a pattern.

As you can see, I skipped the ribbing and changed one set of cables on the right to aim away from the central motif. I started with size 7 needles for the first diamond, changed to size 6 for the next two diamonds and changed to size 5 for the rest. This tapered the warmer to fit my arm nicely and is a good fit on my palm. When I finish the second one, I'll be sure to take a pic that shows the thumb better as that came out well too.

One's done and I'm anxious to get started on the mate for it! Unfortunately I can't knit at the same time as watching the episodes as I don't want to be distracted from the show!!

1 comment:

knitseashore said...

I love your TV inspired wrist warmers! How cool!!