Although biting wind is very common in London, snow is not, so it's no wonder everyone of us Londoners hit by snow went crazy with excitement. Twitter went mad, you couldn't scroll down Facebook without seeing the word 'Snow', and Tumblr suddenly became the home of many profound sayings about snow! It started snowing on Saturday evening when I was at a friend's house, and walking home in it was magical. I love the crunch under your feet from the fresh layer that people haven't walked on, and the fact that it makes the sky so lovely and light.
I thought the snow would be the perfect background for these heart tights I made the other day. I've been seeing heart elbow patches everywhere on Pinterest recently, and was inspired to make these knee patches! It couldn't be simpler, and takes no time at all (read below for instructions!). I added this red scarf I knitted late last year, many layers of thermals, vests and tshirts, and then on top this monochromatic striped dress (and then numerous cardigans and jumpers!). This panda hat seems to come out every snowday! My dad brought it back from China last year and it is a well loved item of my hat collection! Of course no snowy day would be complete without good old wellies, to which I added big warm socks.
Hat- Market stall in China
DIY HEART TIGHTS
A pair of tights (duh)
Red felt (or any other colour you like, I just chose traditional red)
Needle and red thread
2 pieces of thick cardboard (not completely necessary, but it does make it easier)
1) Put tights on and draw a square in chalk of where you want your hearts to go
2) Take tights off and put cardboard where you drew, to stretch the tights out
3) Draw and cut out two identical heart shapes
4) Pin the hearts onto the tights and then sew alone the edges with thread matching the colour of your felt
5) Wear proudly!
I hope that you had fun with the snow if it came to you, and that you like my DIY!