Wristers in the Snow
Ohmygosh! First snow of the season, my sons are braving the elements with bare hands, and I'm one wrister short of two pairs! I hate to see anyone with cold hands, head or feet, and I want to give the finished pair to my son. He may stop in today, and I know he lost his wristers from last year. How can I make him suffer until Christmas? But should I reward him for losing the wristers by giving him new ones? I'll make him wait for now, the snow is only sticking on the grass and tree leaves. It will be warm again next week.
I will easily get two pairs of wristers out of one 100 gr. skein of Opal yarn. I will certainly get a 5th wrister from my leftovers, and maybe another. If I made the wristers the original size of the pattern, I think I could get 3 pairs from one skein. If I end with an odd wrister, it will go to the son who loses everything.
I found another wrister pattern here: Dawn Adcock's Fingerless Mittens. I've made these before, and I like the Twin Rib and the different options for thumbs.
I turned the heels on the mystery pair of birthday socks for my daughter. Now I'm in the clear, 60 or 70 rounds on each cuff and I'll be ready to bind off. The socks are in a k2p2 rib, and I think they will fit nicely.