Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Knee Sock Legwarmers

I wouldn't call myself cheap ... frugal is a better word ! :) If it's something that I KNOW I can make myself then I try my best with things I have around the house. Once I know it's going to work THEN money may be spent on a "new" version.

It's kind of like the Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee (Food Network) approach to sewing/crafting/mothering. I am just starting to sell my handywork to others so that part is new to me ... the act of creating things has been a long-standing love affair !

Here are some pictures of my twins Avery & Catherine in their new legwarmers. I live in Houston so they are made from lightweight knee socks and serve the purpose of guarding their little knees while crawling. No, I did not knit the socks myself. With a good clearance sale on knee socks at Target  & some trial and error I ended up with nice little leggings for them and socks for myself.

This is a digital scrapbook page I did for Catherine ... you may not be able to read the text at the bottom though.
I used what would be the top of the sock when worn by an adult as the ankle cuff and the opening where the foot of the sock was as the top of the legging/legwarmer. It worked so much better with socks that were mostly cotton and is awesome when it's time to change their diapers.

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