9.02.2008

warm arms



My daughter is either broiling hot (demands to be only in underwear) or freezing cold (wrapped in a blanket and a towel at the dinner table). Now that we are coming up on the "freezing cold" part of the year (after all, it did dip into the eighties over the weekend - much blanket-wrapping) it's time to start thinking about how to keep those limbs warm. Thankfully I saw wrist warmers in the pretty fall Toast catalog and knew that me and my son's Knifty Knitter needed to get to work. (She wore them to school today (forecast: 96).)

(By the way - I made this dress from the Simple Servant Frock pattern, which is going to be printed today, and available early next week. Finally.)

(*another by the way, in response to fuji mama's question - these are so quick to whip out with a tool such as the Knifty Knitter! (i sadly am a horrible needle knitter). I used the Knifty Knitter circle that is about 3" in diameter, and kept doing it until the length seemed long enough for my daughter's arm. You can purchase Knifty Knitters at Michael's, Walmart, and probably most craft stores. Very simple to use - it's basically wrapping yarn around little pegs in the shape of a circle.)

28 comments:

Jen said...

I love her hair up like that. What a grown up!

Rubyellen said...

your daughter is quite the diva! i think little girls have a real strong fashion sense. My daughter insists on her wearing her babylegs on her arms everyday... and it is so hot outside!!!

i just got my pattern and i love it!!! thank you so much!!!

xoxo

Bethany Hissong said...

I used to think my daughter was ultra-sensitive about temperature... now I see it's a natural state for girls! Cute arm warmers!! I'm heading out your direction this week, but more north where it's going to be cooler!

HumbuckerChapell said...

I just commissioned (asked) my mother to make these warmers. LOVE them. If you sell them, let us know. I need! I want!

Fuji Mama said...

I LOVE the arm warmers! Are you going to sell the pattern by any chance?

lynne said...

fuji mama - thank you! you are nice to ask. i am going to add more detail to how i made them to the post...

LaMammina said...

Just got your pattern all the way over here in Australia.
Thank you for all the detail!!!! Can't wait to get started.

melissa said...

Ha, ha, ha yes who doesn't need arm warmers in 80 degree weather! They are so chic especially with the servant dress!

Heather said...

I love the photos! Those arm warmers are too cool!

jojo-caramel said...

Beautiful Photos ! Pretty little girl ! Beautiful dress and arm warmers ! I like everything !

Mel said...

I am so looking forward to the servant dress pattern! I hope I'm quick enough to get one while they last. I'm checking back all the time for the village frock as well. Did you guys ever realize just how popular your designs would be? I think it's wonderful!

mollie said...

i saw those in toast, too, and MUST make some but i'm a terrible knitter! aaaah! hers look terrific!

Tammy said...

Too cute!!! I love your daughter. She is such a creative genius!!!!

Emmy said...

awww! she looks so cute! maybe instead of that back you can teach me how to do those!

Blakely said...

I have tried to use the knifty knitter and nothing seems to turn out. They seem so easy.

Lauren said...

You are so talented Lynne (and patient too!). I LOVE the dress and the warmers are fabulous!

xo

Hatch Family said...

miss l. is a cutie!

Daria said...

Those are so cool!

Joslyn said...

those are totally cute...man five is tough, no? they're a bit persnickety at this age...

will you guys be selling that actual dress in the shop?? LOVE. IT.

Kathryn said...

Oh, dear "L". How grown up she looks. I had never heard of arm warmers but why didn't I think of them?! The dress is perfect.

Myshell said...

Another pattern, Yah!

Fuji Mama said...

I have some Knifty Knitters, though I don't know if I have that size... So you did just a straight knit stitch on it? It looks more like some kind of a pattern! SO cute, can't wait to try it out! What yarn did you use?

lynne said...

hi fujimama - just a straight stitch! i just used some off-white yarn i picked up at a craft store in a hurry, nothing too special...

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