15 January 2008

My legs...


Under Wraps...

Finally warm...and stylishly perfect for under my winter skirts

(and pants for that matter)

I adore these so very much...and they were an easy project for me to complete in less than a week. You see, my mother made herself a pair of striped leg warmers before the holidays as a project to use up her leftover skeins of yarn. I immediately fell for them in a big way...

And, as we all know...
It's terribly awkward to have a crush on your mother's calves.

So, she totally inspired me
to make my own (that, and a case of horrible jealousy, which found me constantly checking under whatever she was wearing to see if she had them on...sly glances each time she crossed her legs was making me look like a Peeping-Tom) and we all know that I have skeins of various yarn in a basket in the studio perfect for striping any project...but, going with my mother's experience when knitting these leg warmers, she said she'd much rather use self striping yarn...so, that is what I got, (saving the skeins for wool tanks...now that I'm more confident in reading patterns that is) And surprisingly? I sort of figured out the pattern the yarn made and was able to make them mostly match each other...

And these are what I came up with...and wore for a premier to Megan's house at our little dinner party last Saturday night, where I stopped conversation when I walked into the room...

OK, to be fair...I think it was because I'd just walked in, and everyone wanted to say hello. Megan's mother first noticed the leg warmers, and mistook them for knee socks...which we both agreed was really fun because they are different from the more traditional baggy 70's leg warmers...

And those colors?

swoon...

The fun kicky pattern?

swoon worthy yet again...




They match so many of my clothes (and shoes)...and they're going to be so much fun to wear...I'm going to have to think of excuses not to wear them every day...

Then again...


Why should I?

Oh...well...um...

Because I've already started another pair in a different set of colors and stripes?

And um...well...

Because I have another skein of yarn in the waiting...and am jonesing to go back to the yarn store for even more in this particular self striping pattern?

Oh, inspiration...


you are a tricky one indeed.


11 comments:

capello said...

those are SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!

mommiemarzie said...

Way cute! They don't look like the lump bumby baggy ones of my youth.

david mcmahon said...

Fun post. But if you're still cold, come live here in Australia. It's summer here and 107 degrees!

Lois Grebowski said...

Come see what I got a Michael's today! I posted it on my blog!!!!

velvet brick said...

Okay! So how CUTE ARE THESE??? I'm in love with them, and in awe of your talent my dear girl! Ok..the red shoes are just too dang cute as well! You are a FASHIONISTA DIVA!! I'm very impressed, so next time you visit...bring your needles and yarn with ya! We're making leg warmers!! LOVE THEM!!
VB

KCB said...

Very cute. I'd never seen striped/patterned legwarmers before!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Looooooooooooooooove them!!!!! Oh and, guess what I am boppin' all around while I look at your wonderful warmers... (Poison Arrow, ABC) xoxo

sulu-design said...

Oh, Sadira, these are so darn cute! I love the stripes, and I think that leg warmers are the perfect solution to wearing short skirts even while it's a bit chilly. Fun, fun, fun!

lynn said...

Oh wow i love those leg warmers and i want to start clicking immediately. That is, if i get the pattern i'll forward it on to my dutiful mother to do for me. Thanks!

merry weather said...

Good for you! It must great to be able to make your own clothes :)

Kate said...

I love all the legwarmers -
are you using a pattern - it looks like they are shaped - are they? How many stitches did you cast on and what needles? If you decreased down in the ankles, how much? Inquiring minds want to know? Is it worsted weight yarn?
Miss you!
Love,
Kate

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