First off, I’d like to apologize for the unintended absence of the last few weeks. My only excuse is that life got in the way. I’ve been on a fitness mission, pretty much to the exclusion of everything else, but I’m trying to find a little more balance in my life, and so, I’m back!
Part of my fitness kick is taking a ballet class once a week. It’s pretty great. I’ll be honest, I’m never gonna be starring in Swan Lake, but it’s great exercise, it’s lots of fun, the teacher is very cool, and I get to spend more time with my friend Erin from Wicked Vegan.
Now, when I went to get dressed for class one evening, I discovered that I’d somehow stupidly gotten rid of all of my awesome leg warmers that it took me years to collect. GASP! HORROR! I therefore had to improvise.
So, I grabbed this pair of sweater tights that have always been too short (hi, crotch of tights hanging out about 4 inches below actual crotch), and some scissors.
Step 1: Cut off the foot portion.
Step 2: Determine how high you want the leg warmers to come up on your calves. Keep in mind, the tights will have a lot of stretch to them. Cut off at desired length.
Step 3: Slip those babies on and marvel at how warm your calves are, how stylish you look, and how smug you feel about how cheap your warmth and style were
I found these to be EXCELLENT leg warmers. The extra elasticity of their former tight-iness caused them to stay up and not droop like most other leg warmers I’ve had. Score!
I imagine at some point I’ll want to hem the raw edges, but for now, they don’t appear to be unraveling in any hurry, and I sort of like the unfinished look, so I’m content to leave them as is.
Give it a try and let me know how it works out!