Saturday, September 29, 2012
FINISHED PROJECT: Shell Wrist Warmers
Here is an example of a project that looks way more complicated than it actually is! I made these gloves in maybe less than five hours all together - and that includes starting a few times to get the right number of chains to fit my hand, as well as figuring out the not-so-clear chart that this pattern is written with. I used the DROPS crochet wrist warmer pattern, Patons Kroy Socks yarn in their copper colors mix, and I thiiink an F hook. I should really start writing the details down again.
Like I said, the pattern isn't the most clear, but once you get the idea of it, the shells work up super fast. I was surprised by all the loose chain-lengths, and thought it was going to look funny, but it all worked out in the end.
I like these wrist warmers because they are just that - they sit on your wrist, leaving your entire hand free for typing, doing other crafts, or holding a delicious bubble tea from the Tea Garden at the MOA. (That was delicious, by the way.) HOWEVER, because of all of those loose chain-lengths I mentioned, there are pleeennttyyy of openings large enough for a thumb if you do want to make it more mitt-like. I do that in the morning when I drive to work and I don't want my delicate little paws to come into contact with the chilly steering wheel. Brr~
I'd love to make more of these in different colors! These look cool because the yarn I used changed color on it's own, but I think it'd look neat to make it totally ombre with a new lighter color every new shell round. I think that would take quite a bit longer than my first time, though, to switch the colors. With this yarn and hook size, each round was only four shells long.