Spoiler alert: if you are in the Single Skein Club you might want to look away!
Of course, I'd rather you stayed a minute. I'd like to show off some armwarmers I made, even though the pattern is in limited release at the mo.
Backstory: December 2008, Portland. A snow storm hit our town hard. Some called it Snowpocalypse. It was offically named Arctic Blast. So too are these fingerless gloves I was knitting at the time.
(Thanks to Vivian Harbert for being such a fun hand model!)
This is a pattern I wrote for the Single Skein Club for Twisted Yarn Shop in Portland, OR. It will be available to the public after Feb 1st, 2010.
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino (50% Silk, 50% Merino; 50 grams,150 yards/137 m) 1 skein
Some people live in towns that expect two feet of snow. These towns have snow plows and salt and intrepid spirits that function despite the challenges.
I live in a town that panicked. We had some plowing of the major streets, with sand instead of salt. But if you didn't have chains, you weren't driving anywhere.
I did what I had to do... I stayed at home with some hot tea, bad movies, and knit some armwarmers. And now I get to brag that I officially survived the Arctic Blast of Ought Eight.