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I made a fingerless glove/armwarmer thing! It's kind of hideous! But in, I think, a sort of nice rustic homemade looking way. The problem with things that come in pairs is that the second one has to look the same as the first one, instead of better. Provided the second one turns out alright (and really, it can't be any worse), I'm totally giving these to [personal profile] nerdyrockchick for her birthday. (I have conclusively proven that she doesn't read her flist, which means I can talk about her behind her back. So there.)

Ahaha, I'm really excited I can put alternative text.

So I knit this while watching Buffy (and also some SG-1 while the Buffy episode was very slowly loading). I'm not the only person who can't stand Riley, right? He's oppressively bland. And stupid. I watched the episode where Oz comes back and Willow and Tara finally get together. And then the first Yoko one. At this point I'm rushing to finish watching Buffy so I can read the fic. Seasons one through three were great, but season four didn't draw me in at all. Angel is better, though.

I ought to go to sleep.... But I'm really pretty awake right now. I might start knitting the next armwarmer. It's going to have opposite stripes. This really isn't bad for the first knitting attempt I've made in six months, particularly given that I'm making it up as I go along. I feel like I have sufficient spatial reasoning that I should be able to make up patterns and have them work, but things look much more polished when I'm using someone else's pattern. Speaking of, I wrote out the pattern for the armwarmers.

cast on 32 (1st color) on double point needles
4 rows knit 2, purl 2
knit 2 rows
switch to (2nd color)
knit 4 (or 5) rows
switch to (1st color)
knit 4 (or 5) rows
switch to (2nd color)
k2tog, k2tog, knit 4 (or 5) rows
switch to (1st color)
k2tog, k2tog, knit 4 (or 5) rows
switch to (2nd color)
k2tog, k2tog, knit 4 (or 5) rows
switch to (1st color)
k2tog, k2tog, knit 2 (or 3) rows
knit 1 row, with 5 increases(I used yarn over, but that's a bad way to do it) spread out in row.
Bind off first 5 stitches
Switch to (2nd color)
Knit 4 (or 5) rows (these rows don't join up, you go back and forth instead around.)
Switch to (1st color)
cast on 5
knit 4 (or 5) rows (now you're going around again)
Switch to (2nd color)
Knit 2 rows
4 rows knit 2, purl 2
Bind off

Right, I'm gonna try to find something calming to do now, because I'm hyper but I really ought to be sleeping. G'night.
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