Work-in-Progress Wednesday 2

I took the photo above thinking that it was as far as I was going to get on my project before posting this week.  But you know how it goes, and once I took this pic, I thought I might as well finish the first half and maybe even get started on the second...

I really didn't like how it was turning out though, so I tore out what I had done on the second one and started with a new idea.  According to the pattern, you work in rows and then slip stitch together when completed (right side), but I made the second one (left side) by working in the round while still working from different sides for each row so the look would be the same.

They look very different on the seam side, but you can't tell the difference on the other side.

These legwamers are part of Olivia's Halloween costume, so I needed her to try on my (not quite finished) new version.  It was just before bedtime, so the lighting is not great, but the legwarmer fit perfectly (and I had to beg her to take it back off).  After bedtime, I added the top ribbing (in green this time), wove all the ends in and whip-stitched both ribbed borders.  I love how it came out!  Now I just need to make a match for Liv's other leg before trick-or-treat.


Check out more WIPs at Tami's Amis and Ambassador Crochet.



pinkundine said...

So cute :) I must admit, I had no idea what they were going to be until I read further down. Now I want to know what the rest of the costume involves!

Nice Knitting, I mean Crocheting said...

yours id definitely better than the pattern instructions. Maybe you should publish an instructional pattern?

Paula @ KnitandSeek said...

Super cute! Nice job improvising. That's not my strong suit, so I'm always in awe of others' successes. What's she going to be for Halloween?

southern daze said...

Super cute! What's she gonna be???

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh they are so cute! I can just imagine them as part of a witch costume with lots of green face make-up!

Karen said...

Very cute! I can't wait to see the entire costume.

Marsha S said...

I too, would like to see the completed costume.
Also, I started taking pics this morning but then went on working. I ended up deleting one photo because I actually finished pinning the table runner.

Sam Findlay said...

These are so cute! Can't wait to see the full costume!

Marushka C. said...

Very cute! Good for you getting an early start on the costumes. Last year I had one daughter still thinking about what to be two days before Halloween.

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