I've seen all kinds of posts and videos that teach you how to turn old sweaters in hand warmers, beanie hats and leg warmers. Since I have a bin full of old sweaters, I was intrigued by the possibilities but I never did anything about it. So when I came across a whole list of things on Pinterest that made me want to pull out the sewing machine, I went back to the sweater re-purposing idea...specifically, socks and legwarmers (because I have the coldest feet in my family and I love a good snuggly pair of socks).
I found a picture from Star Tribune showing models wearing great boots with a hint of sock peeking out over the tops. That was all it took for me to pull out a sweater I had been saving for just this purpose. It was hopelessly too small for me and still much too large for Tia and it had really long, skinny sleeves.
I sucked in my breath and cut off the sleeves. Then I stitched the sleeve closed at the shoulder. Done!
|Yes, I am laying on the couch with my feet up in the air to take this picture...|
Now we're trying to decide what we want to do with the rest of the sweater.