So, the leg warmers and I officially broken up. After the comment by Kate about frogging, I thought to myself: "Holy cupcakes! I have way too much time invested in this project to just frog it!" Then I found these:
...and came to my senses. I was using a handspun with that zig-zaggy lace pattern and it just wasn't working. At all.
I realized I loved the yarn and I loved the pattern, just not together. But, I would love the yarn mixed with a simple black solid to make the above legwarmers. And I would love the pattern in a different yarn. I was right:
I have one done and I love it. I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Turtle Rodeo, and I think they look fab. If pulled up you can see the lace pattern through the almost stripes of the multi-color, and if slouched so you can't see the zig-zaggity bits, it is just a scrunch of yummy colors. And so soft! Definitely love. Enough that I think that I will actually wear these. Which is good, since I am apparently having a legwarmer moment. Now I have these going, and yarn on the way to make the ones I showed above, not to mention the fact that I was already planning to make these:
Yikes. Obssessed much? Oh well, there are worse things, right?