Wednesday, December 7, 2011

just in the nick of time


Yesterday was the feast of Saint Nicholas, and I read about the tradition of gifting socks or stockings on this day, so I used that as my excuse to stay up much too late finishing these legwarmers for the baby. And I felt a little bit like Father Christmas as I knitted away in my chair, under that denim blanket, while the rest of the house slept all snug in their beds. These came off the tiniest of wooden knitting needles, and my hands warmed those needles so much last night that they almost felt sticky by the time I finished.  


I made them to match her pixie hat using this pattern. These are an inch longer than the pattern called for, as I'm hoping they will be in use all winter long.


Have you been staying up until the last minute these days, too?

16 comments:

  1. She is a cutie. Job well done on the legwarmers. They are a great idea. My girls always worn tights under leggings, but these would have done the trick. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Just wanted to thank-you for visiting my blog. I have strolled through yours a little. We live a lot of the same lifestyles. I always enjoy company of the same make!

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  2. Oh, my goodness! What an adorable combination (not to mention that baby!) I have just finished that hat for a friend's baby girl - I love the idea of leggings - did you make them from a pattern or from your own creative self?

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  3. Hi Susan! I used this pattern for the leggings: http://woolyheaded-baby-leggings.blogspot.com/

    Happy Knitting :)

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  4. What a neat tradition - I never realized it was part of St. Nicholas. I love the leg warmers, and the pixie hat, too. They look so sweet on your little girl!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous...how talented you are and dedicated to stay up getting them done...well done!

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  6. Oh yes, I've been staying up wayyyy too late knitting gifts. The leg warmers are absolutely beautiful! And the pixie hat, too cute. I love the yarn choice.

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  7. So cute! I had never heard of that tradition but have to say I like it. The cap and legwarmers came out really well. We've been so busy re-doing the kitchen that I haven't been able to get much knitting or weaving done as Christmas gifts. I'm am working hard shelling pecans and popcorn for that purpose! That along with some homemade jams and pickles will be my Christmas offering this year.

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  8. the cap and legwarmers are so cute. i am also on knitting for christmas gift.
    have a wonderful cosy day,
    love regina

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  9. Love these! Such a cute set with the pixie hat!... How nice for your little girl to be so snug and cozy in all the cold weather you've been having. I need to finish up a hat for Thatcher before starting on the next knitting project, but these leggings just might move to the top of my list. Thanks for sharing (and inspiring!!).

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  10. Thank you all for your kind words! And for being so sweet as to not mention how the left leg warmer is a wee bit bigger than the right one--apparently my kniitting really is a gauge for my level of tension--ha! ;)

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  11. What a wonderful tradition! Your baby is just precious, and what baby isn't even more precious in lovingly homemade (and matching) garb!?

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  12. OH MY GOODNESS. I don't think I have seen anything cuter than a baby in hand knit legwarmers. They are just dear, and the baby, well, she is just delicious. What a wonderful and FUN Christmas you will have!

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  13. She looks so gorgeous in her leg warmers. I love the pixie hat too. Jacinta

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  14. oh my goodness... she is adorable! im going to practice my knitting so one day i can make my baby cute little things :)

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  15. Oh, Jamie, those knits are absolutely gorgeous! Now, as for the baby - well, what can I possibly say - she is the cutest little button and I'd never get anything done with her around, I'd be forever kissing those sweet toes! Love your knitting - you are one VERY talented lady! :)

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