Saturday, August 20, 2011

The '80s Are Back

You can take the girl out of the '80s but you can't entirely take the '80s out of the girl. I think the following are a direct result of two trends I loved when I was at my most impressionable: legwarmers and, shortly thereafter, those awful neon colors -- those awful day-glo shirts and socks and... I had an entire day-glo sweater when I was 14.

I never had leg warmers, though. So now, as I officially approach middle age, I have decided it's time to make up for it. Warmies! For me!

So far, only one is done. Look, I made it extra long, for days when it's really cold out. It scrunches down or it stretches out. Rad!

Something about my color palette at the moment is strange. It's all bright, in-your-face colorful. My first Kells sock from Janel Laidman's sock club last year. She is responsible for the lovely pattern. I'm responsible for the bright tomato red.

Even the heel is cabled.

There is more blocking upstairs and I have to finish a gift. It's been busy around here!


Kaye said...

Ha ha! Rad indeed!!! Love those!

florapie said...

Those are like, totally awesome!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I love that shade of red. I knit a pair of angora bed socks in that shade. I sewed myself an oversized sweatshirt in the 80's. It was that red and black. Big assymetrical zippered flap. I tried to love it, but you couldn't buy good cottony sweatshirt fabric and so it was uncomfortable. I regret that because it looked awesome.