Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Yarn Along - Leg Sweater

 This is my very first WIP Yarn Along Wednesday, so I hope I do all of it right. I will be joining Ginny at her Yarn Along. Looks like it will be a lot of fun!

I have quite a bit of arthritis in my legs, and they ache terribly with the slightest bit of cold on them. My house, over the years, has become pretty drafty, especially the area where I sit at my computer (to work online and to watch shows while I knit/crochet).  I wrap up in afghans and throws (around my shoulders, and across my lap) but the cold air somehow still circles around my legs, even under the lap covers, which makes me cold all over.

So, what is my solution? I am going to try making a sweater for my legs! I guess you could call it a UniLeg Warmer? Or a Connected Afghan?  Or a cross between the two, actually. I am making it so that I can, while sitting, stick my feet down into it and pull it up over my thighs, so that it covers me from my thighs down to my ankles, all around my entire legs!  .  .  .  . front, sides, back . . . .

I am trying to write a pattern down as I go, but often times, I do this and by the time I finish it, I lose the pattern. I have far too many scribbled patterns stuck in this notebook and that. If this works, I am thinking it would make good gifts, especially for those that are wheelchair bound, have circulation problems in their legs, or just plain get cold easily. As you watch my progress, PLEASE don't laugh too hard at my yarn colors. When I got the idea, I just grabbed the first, unaccounted yarn I came across, and started knitting, then added in the next one, lol. I like the red so much that I may get another skein when I go in to town to finish the body of it with. My legs can't wait for this project to get finished and try it out!

My pattern(s), design(s), nor concept(s) are to be copied in any way without my expressed written permission.


  1. That's a great idea! I like the red and tan together!

    1. Thank you, Mary! Yes, I was surprised at how well these two colors are going together. That is just the 2 I had handy, and I love them together!

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