Yesterday, I mentioned the sweaters from Goodwill that I bought for stocking making. I'm sure you can tell quite easily from the pictures in that post that I didn't use every bit of both sweaters. As a matter of fact, there was a good bit of "scrap" left over. I'm pretty sure you know where this is going. I saved all of the remaining fabric, and yesterday morning I took the cut off sleeves, stitched them into straight tubes (rather than tapered tubes) and wound up with these:
Boot socks! The Tall Charming One got me these awesome boots for Christmas (and then couldn't wait that long to give them to me), and I have been wearing them nearly every day. Over at Pinterest, I have a very large board dedicated to styles that I like, and I have a few outfits pinned with boots and boot socks. I could have gone here or here and spent nearly $20 on a pair, but instead, I chose to be thrifty and use what I had. Two sweaters+5 minutes = two (nearly free) pairs of what are essentially leg warmers.
I even left all of the junk in the background here so you can see exactly what our den looks like about 61% of the time. Just trying to keep it real for ya.
I had a great time this week trying to see how little I could spend and yet still produce quality work from online inspiration. It's not difficult at all, and I encourage you to try it, too. I even have some ideas in the works for what's left of the sweaters.