noro wrist warmers

February 6th, 2013

noro wrist warmers

I have a rather large backlog of projects I want to share with you guys. The deadly cough/fever/will this go on forever? flu visited our house last week. We are all–finally!–crawling out from the sickness wreckage.

noro wrist warmers in progress

There has been much cozy making because of all the illness and I have rediscovered these wrist warmers I made in the fall. I never have been fully on the wrist warmer bandwagon.  When not done right, they tend to resemble arm support braces from walgreens–not really the look I’m going for.

 

noro wrist warmers

There is no mistaking these colorful guys for medical supply (I hope).  Last summer, a friend of mine was clearing out her yarn stash and I was the lucky recipient of some gorgeous variegated Noro sock yarn. There was only a bit left, so I needed a small project to showcase such awesome yarn.  There are only about a million patterns for fingerless gloves out there, so it took me a while to find something just right. I wanted simple, but not super boring, something that would show off the yarn, and be functional as well.

casually holding my coffee

I’m happy to say these check all the boxes. There are more details about my Noro wrist warmers on Ravelry if you are interested. Sometimes I forget how satisfying it can be to make something for yourself. Have you made anything for yourself recently?

 

 

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12 Responses to noro wrist warmers

  1. Barbara says:

    Very pretty. I can’t wear wrist warmers-my fingers are always frozen!
    I knit, crochet, and sew, but usually for my 4 kids.
    I HAVE promised myself that I will knit a sweater for me some day. a cashmere sweater. when I am suffering from empty nest syndrome.
    Only another 20 years or so. heh.

  2. Barbara says:

    ps-glad everyone is starting to feel better!

  3. Liz says:

    AAAwwweeeesssoooomeeee….
    I was just looking at some of these on etsy…
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/110349629/twilight-fingerless-unmatched-hand-knit?ref=usr_faveitems
    I’m kinda partial to the mixed color thing too….

  4. Daniela says:

    Hello there! I don’t remember when was the last time I made something for my self. And I agree that it can be very satisfying. Learning how to crochet is one of my goals for this year (I always wanted to learn) Your wrist warmers look very cozy!

  5. Beth says:

    Those are AWESOME!

  6. Becky says:

    Sigh. I made myself a fabulously beautiful pair of wrist warmers a few years ago and cannot find them this year to save my life! I have no doubt they will show up sometime in April.
    I just know it.

    I’ve been on a huge make things for me kick. I made myself a new cowl and a new skirt, with a few more in the queue.

    • meg says:

      yay for making things for yourself–looks like you need to add wrist warmers to the list! I can’t believe I’ve held onto mine this long. I almost always lose one of each pair of gloves by christmas.

  7. Jacqui says:

    I only discovered the existence of Noro the other day when I went yarn shopping with some friends and one raved on about how much she loved it while another maintained it was coarse and not very nice. Strong opinions! Oddly enough, the Noro-lover bought some to make the same kind of thing you have, and they’ll clearly be lovely! I’m currently crocheting some doily motifs from perle cotton to put on a table runner, and am hoping I won’t go blind before they’re done ;)

    • meg says:

      It isn’t the coziest yarn, but it does have lovely color variation. I just finished my first crochet project with lace weight yarn and oooff! the single crochets almost drove me insane!