November 17, 2011

Leg Warmers

warm legs

On our drive to Mommal's today Ivy said, "Mama, all the trees are so pointy."

Most of the leaves are gone by now, the chill outlasts the sun's heat just by a smidge. She was afraid they'd "poinch me if I get too close." And we imagined them bending down at night, as forks to the leaves to cover up like a blanket. But by morning the wind would knock them down again.

That face

Or if I were a painter or someone could illustrate the book, could you see them, points up, catching whatever leaves came upon the breeze. The many colors and kinds they'd collect, until another gust comes along and takes their clothes to another tree.

Nothing ever sticks for long, it all falls away. Until the spring when they grow again.

New leg warmers

As seen on Ivy...
  • tee- mini boden
  • long-sleeved tee- tea collection
  • skirt- rosemary's cuppa
  • finished leg warmers (scenester legwarmers pattern from Boho Knits - I'm determined to knit through that entire book!) 
p.s. here's a little video of Ivy getting her dance on earlier.

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20 comments:

  1. whoa, is that intarsia (sp?)??? they are adorable, and I could not make them ; )

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  2. They look fabulous! Well done.
    You are far craftier than I.

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  3. Adorable! Do you have any tips for knitting? I'm going to try my hand at it again soon.

    Janelle
    GraceTags

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  4. Katy, I'm not sure if they count as intarsia since I didn't have to drop any strands and pick up in the middle (I think that is more intarsia) but I do think this could kinda be a beginner's way to learn it!

    Steph

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  5. Knitting tips- my only suggestion is to take a class! That is what helped me, and when you get stuck at home, youtube is WONDERFUL with so many video tips.

    Steph

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  6. Oh my...those couldn't be cuter! LOVE.

    runningtobeskinny.com

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  7. Those are absolutely adorable, as is she :)

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  8. I can hardly take the cuteness, Steph! She is so precious and those legwarmers are so perfect for her!

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  9. I love those leg warmers and I love hearing how your little one sees the world. It's magical.

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  10. picture #2 makes me happy :)

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  11. Oh my, those are adorbs.

    Also, that metal skewer is freaking me out. Troy could only hold that for about 11 seconds before needing an eye patch. :)

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  12. LOL it's a plastic knitting needle but I know lol.

    Steph

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  13. Love the leg warmers!!!

    I had to explain to my girls recently how lucky they are that we have the leaves changing and falling each autumn, and how far away people travel to come and see what we enjoy every day. We are so lucky...
    Jen
    www.thewholebagofchips.com

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  14. You knit those?! They are CRAZY adorable.

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  15. OH WOW STEPH. Those legwarmers make my heart palpitate a little... they are swoonerific. Are you commissionable yet? Because I want some.

    And Ivy's hair cut is fabulous, as well. It really makes her beautiful, still-not-fading, bright, brilliant blue eyes pop. Good choice!

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  16. I'm so glad you like the book and those leg warmers look fab!!!

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  17. She is so, so adorable, Steph. I love her haircut. It frames her sweet, sunny little face. And, as always, that girl has some style.

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  18. I love the her outfit, especially the leg warmers! I wish I could knit.

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  19. She is such a little cutie pie! Love the leg warmers!

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  20. Those leg warmers are so cute! I am in love with the colors!

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