How about we take a little break from the trip stuff and do something a bit more traditional for a day, hmm?
Astrid is what I used to make the Miscreant cuffs in Ne’er-Do-Well Knits. It’s delicious. A nice round 4-ply, 100% merino — sproingy and squishy and hugely versatile. I may possibly have a pair of matching skeins tucked away in my ‘fat yarn to make socks with’ bucket.
But we’re not here to talk socks, we’re here to talk cuffs. Specifically, these cuffs, which use the most ridiculously fun eyelet edging you will ever see (I promise it’s super easy, and you’ll want to use it all over the place) then segue perfectly into some tidy slipped stitch ribbing that both keeps you cozy warm (the slipped stitch makes it a much better wind break than plain old ribbing would be) and shows off the subtle variegation in Stephanie’s yarns perfectly.
I swear they’re the knitting equivalent of potato chips, you can’t
eat knit just one. I am an alarmingly slow knitter and even I can bang out a pair over a weekend. On the off chance you may have started doing that knitterly math that considers the number of days between now and the holiday gifting frenzy, the number of people you’re planning to knit for, and the number of hours in a day, these could be a big help.
As for the yarn, you can easily get three pairs of Miscreant out of a skein of Astrid. Or, if you’re feeling like playing around a bit, you could almost certainly do a pair of Miscreant and a cute matching hat.
If you think a skein of Astrid might want to come live with you, go take a look around the Space Cadet Creations site and tell me what color of Astrid DK you might like best and what you think you might do with it. Leave a comment here by the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, and I’ll pick a winner early next week. (Just be sure to use a real email address, otherwise I can’t contact you if you win. I promise I won’t use the email for anything other than to contact the winner.)