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« on: October 04, 2011 07:29:10 PM »

This is my first project in a couple of months - I tend to spend summer doing things outside and trying to make the most of our short warm-weather season.  But, I've been getting that itch again, so last night I busted out some of the scraps I have from chopping sweaters up for other projects, and decided to make some leg warmers. 

The sweaters were felted before hand, and I used the sleeves to make the legwarmers - mostly because I'm lazy and sleeves are already the right shape for leg warmers.   Wink

Of course, I decided that they weren't fancy enough, so I got out the felting needles and cut some scraps into flower shapes - voila'! 

I am thinking about sewing buttons for the center of the flowers, but don't want to go overboard....Advice? Opinions?

And the final picture, just because I think the pose is super dorky, enhanced by the smoking HOT shorts/white legs look (donning shorts was easier than rolling up pant legs...)

It was a good, easy project to get me back into the spirit of winter creativity.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011 08:22:00 PM »

Those are awesome! I think buttons for the center of the flowers is a great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011 08:46:34 PM »

Funny post!  And very cute leg warmers!  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011 10:28:25 PM »

I like the way you turned your old sweater into leg warmers and I really love the flowers.  They add just the right touch.  I don't think they actually need anything else.  Perhaps it would depend on the button.
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