Saturday, 1 November 2008

winter warmers

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:

photograph used with kind permission of Alana Dakos

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!

13 comments:

  1. those stripey legs are just fantastic!

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  2. Gracious those purses are fantastic! Go you!

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  3. The purses are beautiful. I colours and design are so pretty.

    Leg warmers are cool too.

    Mary

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  4. oh lordy lordy! those legs are amazing (I want ARMS just like that!), and those purses!! WOW!!! THEY are GORGEOUS .. but as for a wedding round here right now .. Brrrrrr ..! I hope the bride has a warm coat!!! x

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  5. Love the leg-warmers, so cute.

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  6. Those bags look fantastic, really well made, well done. Love the stripey legs aswell!

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  7. wonderful leg warmers - I'd LOVE some. Great purses too

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  8. You have been very busy. Those are such romatic little bags...beautiful. and the legwarmers for the wee ones are so cute. I on the other hand, have done no knitting at all.

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  9. I love those stripey legwarmers - I need a pair in this freezing cold weather!!

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  10. O.K. I'm convinced I need legwarmies and so does my daughter. Those bags are just gorgeous. Lovely.

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  11. OMG!!!! The purses are amazing! I thought you bought it!
    Also lovely lovely leg warmers. Your children are so lucky. :D I am so inspired!

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  12. ill have to mail my bride and see what she thinks to your clutches.. feel free to send me an email with costage? i love them!

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  13. Ooooh, I love the legwarmies!
    If only I could get my legs PLUS legwarmers PLUS tights into my boots. Damn you rugby players calves!!

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