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.