It’s the middle of the night and I’m wide awake, which probably has something to do with not enough air coming through the vents or the A/C not putting out enough cool… It’s not a good hour to go thumping up the stairs to make adjustments, so–I’m online.
The cats are restless too… I’ve spent much of the past hour providing entertainment for the kitten as he pounced and chewed on my toes (fortunately there was a very thick comforter between him and them, so–I’ve escaped unscathed!). They’ve finally quieted down again, and–here I am. Wide awake.
Do you have nights like that?
I figured now was as good a time as any to take care of a little unfinished business, so I’m trying, one more time, to find a way to clip these leggings and share them on Polyvore. I tried sharing from Society6, but something’s busted and even though the share is supposedly going through, it isn’t showing up at the other end! And I want to finish up a set I was working on!
Life’s like that, isn’t it?
But every cloud has a silver lining… This cloud’s silver lining is that my aggravation has sparked my creative juices, leading me to share these leggings with you!
The leggings have a story behind them: this design features a repeating cream on taupe print of a vintage crocheted lace doily that has been carefully preserved and joyfully used to decorate, first by my grandmother, and now my mother. Someday, it might be passed down to me or to my sister-in-law, whose decorating style favors doilies more than mine does.
I can’t crochet. It’s a skill I’m never going to learn because it requires focus and counting, and I tend to scramble my numbers when I’ve been counting for any length of time, so any kind of needlework that relies on that ability doesn’t get very far. So I’m always moved by the beauty and perfection of the lace on these doilies, and by the care that has gone into preserving them.
And I like the lacy pattern this doily makes when repeated on these leggings! This particular crochet pattern features stylizes pineapples. What do you think? Do you like it?
Fashion tip: I created these leggings with longer, tunic-style blouses and shorter dresses in mind.
For more lovely leggings featuring my original designs, click here.