Then, in March, to go with it, I made these wristwarmers.
When I got them out to wear them recently Hubby told me that he didn't like the wristwarmers. Apparently they make my hands look "odd". Just "odd". That is all he has to tell me......
After some more probing questions, it seemed that it was something about the colour that he didn't like..... Still not really an informative answer!
You know what it is like though I am sure, the minute that someone tells you something like this, it immediately puts you off the item doesn't it.
So I decided to make some new wristwarmers! In brighter colours......
What do you think!
Then of course, I needed a cowl to go with them - and I have plans for a hat as well! That is yet to come though.
The details - in case you are interested!
Yarn is Stylecraft Special DK - because that is what I had - in Meadow, Pomegranate, Lipstick and Fondant.
Wristwarmers worked in rows of DC (UK terms), new yarn for each stripe. Use as many stitches in your starting chain as you need to go round your hand. I think that I used 40, but I have very big hands as I take size 9 gloves because of my incredibly long fingers! Do not turn the work at the end of each row. When completed join the side seams together using your preferred method. Make sure that you leave a hole for your thumb though! These are not worked in the round.
The Cowl is worked in rows of TR (UK terms), new yarn for each stripe. Strangely I had 152 stitches in my starting chain. This is odd, as I had planned for 140. It works well for me though I as I don't like cowls too tight so this is a little looser, but perfect for me. I turned the work after each row to give some additional texture to the piece. Again this is joined after completing and is not worked in the round.
To edge the cowl I worked DC between first TR, CH2, DC between next but one TR (i.e. DC, ignore next space CH2 then DC into next space. Repeat. I joined the cowl with a twist to it. I think that you can work this out from the picture below.
To edge the wristwarmers I didn't do anything for the bottom, for the thumb hole I worked two rows of DC into each stitch going round in a circle. For the top, DC into stitch, skip one stitch, TR 4 into next stitch, skip one stitch, DC into stitch and repeat. I was working this edge into the starting chain rather than the last row of stitches.
So there you have it. Ta Dah!! Candy Stripe Crochet Wrist Warmers and Cowl!
I hope that is of some use to you if you are interested in making these. Sorry that I don't have a pattern, I made them up as I went along, as is my won't and I am not a competent crochet pattern writer. Perhaps one day! If you have any queries though, you know you can get in touch and I will do what I can to help.
Now, for the funny bit (s).
I tried so hard to get pictures of the wristwarmers a couple of days ago when the sun suddenly came out. I also tried to get a shot of me wearing them. All the pictures were horrible. But funny in their awfulness. It is hard to photograph one hand while wielding your camera with the other one!! A lot harder than I thought in fact.
I thought these might raise a laugh though. I know we all try so hard to take and show nice pictures, but these prove just how many pictures you need to take to get one decent one!
So many in fact that I didn't use any of these above!
The one above, that really did come out like that, I missed my hand completely!!
See, that is why you don't see pictures of me on this blog. Selfies are not my forte. I can't even manage a decent photo of my hand. Imagine what my face would look like!!
It has also taken me ages to get this post together because I have totally forgotten how stubborn blogger is about how it wants you to do things, plus I had totally forgotten how to do things too! Turns out I really do need to post regularly!