Sunday, September 9, 2012

Throwback socks

I was born in 1981 (shhhh, don't tell how old I am). That being said, I was young enough throughout the 80's that I missed a lot of the trends. Mom never let me get a perm (although I had a light purple crimper that I used every now and then). And, by the way, Nate mentioned that I should thank you, Mom, for never letting me get a perm. So, THANKS! I didn't have mall bangs, usually only wore one pair of scrunch socks, and my denim wasn't stonewashed or acid dyed. All these I feel grateful for in hindsight, but I don't ever remember having a gorgeous pair of legwarmers (despite all my dance classes), and for that I was truly disappointed. Until yesterday, when I finished this pair of beauties.

I'm not sure what's more awesome - the rainbow pattern or the cheesy poses I did for Nate to get photos of these babies.

I had a skein of rainbow yarn that I was itching to use up, and I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the legwarmers in the end, so this was a test-run pair. I knew I wouldn't have quite enough to do full rainbow legwarmers, so I made the top a soft, scarlet bamboo yarn instead. Added bonus? They're like a finely groomed mullet - business on the top and party on the bottom. I'm planning to wear them as boot socks if it ever gets cool enough (side note - it was in the high 70's last night and I was practically chilly), and I'm masquerading as a dancer around the house for now. To each his own, right?


  1. Kate! Get thee to Sock Dreams:

    1. I know, right? I have these:
      And am coveting these:
      Maybe I can justify them as part of my fall biking wardrobe.