Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Pin"spiration - Boot Socks

My "Pin"spirations are things I have found on or through Pinterest that inspired me to try something new, whether it's a new craft, a new project or a new recipe.

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...
The socks come up just below my knees - on The Girl, they're more like thigh-high socks. She loves them. We'll have to share. They're a wonderfully fuzzy second layer to wear beneath my boots or to just run around the house in.

Now we're trying to decide what we want to do with the rest of the sweater.

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Joy said...

Very cute! I need to do more of my pinterest projects. I use lots of felted sweaters for crafting. It's a great medium.

Trish said...

I've pinned so many projects that if I were to tackle them all one by one, I shouldn't need to go back to Pinterest for a long while. One idea just leads to another and another and another. I love it, but I need to quit collecting project ideas and instead start doing them :)