It’s Fall! I finally got to wear boots and a sweater this weekend. Ahhhh…let the cold weather begin! I know that boot socks have been really trendy, and I wanted to get some this season. First I started at http://www.etsy.com They have some really cute cuffs you can wear that look like socks without the bulk. I must say, I have really big calves. I am a runner too, which doesn’t help, but I think the big calves are a product of my lack of height 🙂 So I was looking for something to keep the bulk down, like way down or my calves were not gonna fit in my boot anymore. Wide-calf boots are my friend, but even then we are pushing it. So I went over to http://www.pinterest.com to see what I could make myself on the cheap. Wouldn’t ya know, there were plenty of ideas. I basically found a pair of old socks that had an interesting edge on them (truth be told, I think I wore them when I was Dorothy for Halloween many moons ago). So I simply cut the toes off, rolled the edges over (I can sew them in the future), and pulled them up over my calves. Voila…instant boot socks. I still wore regular booty socks on my feet, because I can’t go sock-less in boots, ew. I wanted that long sock look, and this did the trick. Here is a photo of the post-cut socks…think of them as little calf warmers.
Now I will be on the look out for socks with a cute edge so I can make more of these. I will say I wore them for the first time this morning while dropping off my Jr. Kindergartener, and I immediately got compliments from people I didn’t know. When I told them how I made them, they all seemed impressed. So give it a try if you like the look. Very simple and easy.