Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Wool to the Rescue!

Its cold here, very cold. And its only going to get colder. The nasty old weatherman is predicting a HIGH of -10 on Thursday. Now thats cold. So we will be bunkered down at home this week. Today it is a balmy 5 above outside, so I think we may run some errands, rent some new movies and stock up on the neccesities. Which leads me to my point. Carrying around a 24 pound kid all bundled up can get a little tricky. Usually I do okay, but ocassionally I get to my destination and realize the poor kids pants are hiked up funny and her calves have been hanging out in the cold the whole time. BBRRR!! So, to try to get rid of my guilt, I went to my most trusted new friend...the felted sweater, and made these...


What are they, you may ask. They look surprisely similar to the wrist warmers that the fabulous Vallen makes (only not near as cute!). But alas, they are baby leg warmers!


And trust me, they are even funnier in person! The kiddo thinks they are really fun. Her typical pasttime these days has been trying to put her own socks on, which at 18 months is a bit impossible, and it makes her very angry. Wow, does this girl have a temper when she can't get things to go her way! Anyway, she loves these because the opening is wide enough she can put them on herself. Then she struts her stuff, thinking she is pretty darn cute.


So, add it to the list, use No. 146 for a wool sweater from the thrift store! And don't worry, when we actually go out in public, I'll put the leg warmers under her pants...still perfectly functional but a little less 1985.

6 comments:

becki said...

Those are super cute!! I remember having a pair of leg warmers when I was a youngster...mine of course weren't as cute! Enjoy the warm house and movies..that's exactly what I did last weekend!! Have you seen that movie Broken Bridges?? I think it's been on CMT, but it's a good one and a tear jerker...my fav!!!

Linda said...

Those are sooo cute! What a great idea! I'll bet you could market that. I always feel bad for the poor kids when their legs get hiked up, or their shirt and their back is exposed to the cold. Nice work!

Oh, and responding to your comment on my post, my husband and I met while traveling with "Carpenter's Tools International" my guess is that your husband is familiar with them if he has spent much time at all in Willmar in the last several years. Our office was above the "Red Ruby", in that same building. They have since built their own office building.

amandajean said...

cute leg warmers! and you are right, she is pretty darn cute! her personality sounds a lot like my little a....she is starting to get mad sometimes, and frustrated...it is so cute, but a little scary at the same time...know what I mean? I love seeing all your projects for the wool sweaters. you are quite the creative momma!

I hope that you don't have to endure the cold weather for too long....can I just say that I don't miss it one bit? The weather people here define cold anything in the teens and single digits above zero...we do get the lake effect wind and snow, so it is cold. but all in all, I'd take that over the MN cold that I grew up in any day. (kev and I chuckled at your phrase "the nasty old weatherman") keep warm!!!

MaryAnn said...

But the legwarmers OVER the pants is baaacccckkkkk...drive by any local middle school and they'll be there!

becki said...

i hear we are in for another cold cold record breaking weekend...even you guys up north...hope you are keeping warm!! you better make yourself some of those leg warmers!!!

jen b said...

baby leg warmers. PURE genius~ love them!