Stepping Back To The 80's With Leg Warmers!

12:11 AM

at the fence

As I grew older and left the 80's decade, I swore I would never look back.  I would never wear those styles again.  I mean, really, why would I want to?  Tight rolled jeans, crimped hair, jeans tucked into the socks, and leg warmers!  But like every era, it seems to return no matter how much we rebel against it.  I swear skinny jeans are an influence of the 80's.  I can't bring myself to wear them, but when I recently saw a picture of some leg warmers, well, I caved and re-entered.

leg warmers

I guess sometimes all it takes is a spark to peak your interest.  That spark came when I won Knitting A Kiss In Every Stitch.  As I flipped through the pages and actually saw a pair of leg warmers on someone looking quite cute, I earmarked it knowing I just had to make some for myself.

sitting outside

converse and warmers

I chose some Kathmandu aran tweed.  I love it!  It's so soft and came in just the colors I wanted.  I used 3 skiens of it, but cast on 10 less stitches.  I do have short legs, after all.  Either I planned it just right or I just got lucky, because this is all I had left!  (I think I just got lucky!)


So beware of rebelling against fashion trends.  You never know when they might creep back in and back their way back into your closet!


Oh, and these were my attempt at taking photos of myself.  Without a tripod (because I left it in SA, don't know why).  Trying to get the settings right.  It's hard to do!

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  1. Awesome!! I totally HEART LEGWARMERS!1 and you are really rocking your new style!

  2. Those are fun! I don't think I could ever see myself wearing them, but they look awfully cute on you! Soft, too!

  3. Is one of these going to be your self-portrait for class? Love them! And love the leg warmers, really cute!

  4. Nice nice nice! :o) Super cute, an the converse fit perfectly! :o) My favorite kind of shoes for sure. :o)

  5. Those are super cute, and I agree.. you look super cute in them too :)

  6. How cute! Looks like the perfect weather for leg warmers. Those pictures are great! And I'm totally impressed with how perfectly you used up the skein. (See, I can be 80s and use the word 'totally!')

  7. Those legwarmers are cute! And how on earth did you manage to take those pictures yourself with no tripod? I'm very impressed.

  8. The leg warmers look great! And so do your photos!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (at one time, I had some clothes and accessories in my closet for so was ridiculous! haha so finally I gave them up...and wouldnt ya know it? You are so right, some styles did come back... or one our kids would ask if I had something to wear to a 70's or 80's theme event!)

    ( long as shoulder pads don't come back!)

  9. Love the buttons on your leg warmers!


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