So sorry to have been so long in posting! Indeed I have been very busy crafting - too busy to post! With the holidays came hand-made gifts for just about everyone in the family. A crocheted shrug for Mom, felted wool pillow for Dad, sewn linen cowl for my SIL, a paper-to-wood photo for my in-laws, upcycled sweater hat and mittens for my niece, and THESE knitted leg warmers for my sister. Unfortunately, I missed photographing most of these projects, as they were usually immediately wrapped after I finished them.
I did get a chance to photograph my sister wearing her new leg warmers, as she wore them over to our house the other day! By Christmas, I only had one done, so she waited patiently until last week for the other one. To make it up to her, I also made her a warm headband out of the extra wool :-).
The pattern for the legwarmers is the Lionbrand Electra Legwarmers, found here. I followed the pattern exactly, and learned a lot during my first double-pointed needle project! The yarn is KnitPicks' Wool of the Andes, about 1.5 skeins, in Onyx Heather - a nice bluish blackish gray She loves wearing them for dance practice.
Also, here's the pattern for the knitted headband. I don't know which store has started selling these, but EVERYONE in my town has one. How much more fun to make one!? Using the same yarn, I had just enough to make it (literally two feet left over!), using a basic black wool for the flower.