Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Story of the Legwarmers

My husband and I planned to take the train up to New York for the day. He had work to do, so I was going to be left to explore the city alone for most of the day. To prepare, since I knew it would be super-cold, I made myself a pair of leg warmers. I used an afghan crochet stitch that I've always loved that came from a vintage afghan booklet of my grandmother's. The pattern looks great in those the colors.

They were a smash hit in NY. They were super warm. I felt a little goofy, like I was back in my alterna-teens, "Why is everyone looking at me?" I was totally thrilled, though, when my husband heard one girl (near NYU) say, "I need to get some legwarmers." as we passed her and her friend. At least not everyone was thinking I was a dork. :)

I went to Kinokuniya. They didn't have the stuffie book I was hoping to get, but I found an alternative stuffie book (who hand sews a felt replica toilet? maybe me.) and I also bought the excellent japanese purse book that I've seen in almost everyone's online library (the one with the bird purse). The purse book is even more wonderful than I'd imagined.
5 Comments leave a comment

jessyz said ...
They look awesome, is there a pattern for these?
1/11/2010 12:11 PM

futuregirl said ...
jessyz ... Thanks! No, there isn't a pattern ... but maybe there should be. :) I'll have to add that to my "someday" project list.
1/15/2010 12:36 AM

Ann said ...
I came across your blog a few days ago and have been enjoying reading through it. I instantly fell in love with this stich pattern when I saw it but have not been able to finds it in any of the books or old patterns that I have and so far have not been able to find anything like it online, can you please tell me the name of the stitch pattern or the vintage booklet it came from so that I can try and track it down thank you
12/31/2010 10:29 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Ann ... It's a Susan Bates afghan pamphlet from 1982 (not as vintage as I thought it was ...). I only have two pages of it, so I don't have the name, but the afghan this stitch pattern comes from is Autumn Stripes. I hope to have the time to turn this stitch pattern into a tutorial for the blog, but I haven't had a chance yet.
1/20/2011 9:01 PM
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beautiful and easy to love this pattern Thanks effort
2/28/2012 3:46 AM


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