The remainder of the better sweater.
Everything is pretty straightforward and simple. For the boot socks (really, leg warmers) I just measured my leg and cut two pieces from the sweater.
Then I sewed the individual pieces lengthwise and did a zig zag stitch along the bottom so it doesn't fray.
I finally had an opportunity to wear them on Sunday. It wasn't necessarily cold, but it was cooler AND it was windy so that drops the temperature a little. Either way, I just needed an excuse to wear these things. Before we left for church, my husband said "Aren't your legs hot? Are you itchy?" Absolutely not!
As evidenced by these pictures, I was perfectly comfortable and happy to be wearing my new boot socks.
On to the next!
The mittens were quite simple as well. I used a folded piece of fabric and cut along the side of it so that part of the work was already done. I just cut around my hand, leaving room to sew.
Then, like the others, I sewed along the seam and turned them right side out.
I'm not sure how one displays mittens for a picture. I tried a couple of awkward poses and landed on this picture of my mittened hand against the wall.
Now, mittens are not terribly functional, so I imagine myself wearing them for about five minutes and taking them off in frustration because I can't scratch my nose/ open a door/ eat a sandwich. They're still fun to have though. And it probably took about 10 minutes to make them so, why not!?
I hope you all have enjoyed learning how to make awesome stuff out of a sweater. Now go do it!