Henry and Mudge Leggings

And also a knitting update because there isn’t much to say about the leggings but I’m excited about the knitting. But first, the leggings…

Right before Kids Clothes Week, V came to me telling me that I needed to get her lace up black shoes and make her blue pants and a striped T-shirt for that Friday. She was supposed to dress up as a character from a book she’d read. A person, not an animal. She’d picked Henry from the Henry and Mudge books. (I think this was a celebration of the end of a character study unit. I remember V had to write something about a character in a book she’d read and use information in the book to justify her answer. So, for example, Henry is kind because he takes care of the kittens.)

I told V that I would not be buying her lace up black shoes and that her sneakers would work just fine. And she said she could wear any T-shirt. So the blue pants were the only thing left. I told her I would not be making her something she’d only wear once. She countered with the roaring 20s dress I made her sister that was only worn once. Point to V. I still wasn’t in the mood to make something she’d only wear once so I decided to make her blue leggings. She could always use new ones anyway. I’ve made the Wild and Free Lounge Pants before I thought they would be perfect with a dog face representing Mudge. No, technically, Henry doesn’t wear a picture of Mudge on his knees but I thought it would be cute. So, dog face.

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With rainbow ears because I had remnants and rainbows are awesome.

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(It took me a long time to get these pictures because V wore them, got them dirty, and then forgot about them. When she wore them again, she got them dirty again. Yogurt. I took the pictures anyway.)

Now the knitting. I’ve been in a weird spot with it. There’s this cardigan that I started almost two years ago. I wanted that cardigan so badly but once I’d finished that lace on the back, I got bored. So many provisional cast ons and endless stockinette. I put it aside. During the Winter, I decided I was going to finish this thing. I knit about 50 rows, not feeling any joy. I moved on to hats and mitts for the girls fairly fast. When those were done, I looked at that cardigan and felt I should work on it. But whenever the opportunity arose, I’d mess around on my phone instead. I think that’s a pretty decent sign that I should put it in time out again. I may gave it a third chance later but I suspect I’ll be getting rid of it. It’s just annoying me now.

Anyway, I finally bought a pattern I’d been itching to knit up: On the Spice Market. I even had the yarn ready to go (Spirit Trail Fiberworks Non gradient in Summer in the Mountains and Backyard Fiberworks sock yarn in Seed). I started it and now, I’m obsessively knitting, pausing only to admire it and force my family to tell me how pretty it is.

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It’s easy and relaxing. Perfect tv knitting. And did I mention how pretty it is? Because it’s so pretty…

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It’s so lovely to be excited about my knitting again.

PS: I’m still working on that blanket from two years ago too, only it’s on pause because I haven’t yet made anything with the next yarn I want to use so I don’t have any remnants of it.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Henry and Mudge Leggings
  1. Charity says:

    Who wouldn’t want the addition of rainbow-eared pups on their leggings?! Very cute!
    I love the colors in the knitting you are working on! It is already so pretty!

    • I just had to use that rainbow!

      I’ve actually finished knitting the shawl. I’ve given it a wash today and it’s sort of blocking. I don’t have a big enough space so the ends aren’t blocked. It’s so so pretty. I can’t wait to get pictures of it!

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