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Friday, October 5, 2012

FAF Fiber Arts Friday-Knock Off Boot toppers!

Hi Everyone, finally we have some sunshine here in CT.  We had rain all week and its just been so dreary. The sun was well needed here on the farm by both 2 legged and 4 legged creatures. I want to tell you that I will be at Stitches East in Hartford Next Wed. the 11th through Sunday the 14th. I will be in Madison Wool's booth displaying my wire core spun yarns and art yarns. Stop on by and see us if you attend the event. Its going to be a great show.

So, for fiber arts Friday Im going to share a wonderful sassy boot topper/legwarmer idea. The first time I saw these, they  were created by Jazzturtle Creations. As soon as I saw them I said "I'm going to knit a set before the fall". Well fall came and no boot toppers. So I started thinking about knitting the legwarmer part to top it off with handspun lock yarn. The idea of getting the legwarmer part knitted was over whelming to me at this time of year. Lots of fiber commitments. So I took a pair of store bought legwarmers and a crochet hook, cut my yarn into long fringe lengths and fringed it through the top of the legwarmers exactly as you would do for a shawl or scarf fringe. A total knock off! But it worked and I have a pair, all within 2 hours time. It took about an hour for each one to be fringed. VIOLA! I love them and will get loads of use out of them. They even look good with short boots and the right shoe as a leg warmer. Tip, if you cant find leg warmers, a consignment shop visit for wool sweaters for the sleeves would work with the right fit. Or An old pair of knee socks would work as well. Whatever that fits on your leg well can me fringed and made into these awesome leg warmer/boot toppers. So onto the idea.
Here we go:








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One more thing our Pluckyfluff reunion was a great success with some of the most wonderful creative women! Atay tuned for pics of our day and the wonderful creations that were shared on that day.
Until next time, be well, happy fiber arts friday!! XO