It's been almost a week since my last post - a week of half term with lots of visits from family, and a custom order for 3 wedding bags needed by the end of the week, so quite busy really! The bags are finished now and awaiting collection - two clutch bags with some of the silver purse frames I bought from Lisa a little while ago, and a dolly bag for the flower girl (Kyoko has a great tutorial on making a bag with a round bottom).
In the evenings I've been doing lots of knitting. There's a present for my mother in law which I can't talk about as I know she recently discovered this blog. With the sudden cold snap we've had (it snowed in Reading on Wednesday!) my mind has turned to all things snug and cosy, so I cast on last night to make a pair of these 'legwarmies' for my girl:
So cute, I will definitely be making some of these as gifts too. The Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino is so soft. One legwarmer was finished this morning after casting on last night, so they're relatively quick to do. I had two models competing to be photographed this morning. The boy has now requested a pair of his own. (He has also requested a sparkly blue ballet dress, so that's one to add to the list of Christmas present ideas!)
I'm totally sold on the legwarmers idea now, especially seeing how cute they look with a pair of boots. I think I may even make a pair for myself - maybe these or these. My day to day mum uniform is jeans, and whilst practical they're not really very warm, so I'm thinking a pair of legwarmers might be the way to go. That's if I have the staying power to knit an adult sized pair on tiny needles!