Thursday, January 7, 2010

Slippers, finished!

edit: i wrote this in January and neglected my blog for 3 months...

I'd been wanting to make these puppies for quite some time. In fact, I started on them once realized that I didn't actually have enough yarn to make a pair! Got any need for ONE pink, yellow and green house elf slipper, anyone? I didn't really like the color scheme I had started with anyway, so I started anew. I went with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes . I love the color selection and it felts up wonderfully! These slippers were for my momma who also thought the pattern was pretty cool when I posted it, so I hoped they would be a hit.

I really wish I had taken a picture of them pre-felting. Those suckers were HUGE. I was worried that they were still going to be boat-like after the felting. The pattern reassured me, however, that if they were still large after one round in the washer, I could just toss them in again. The pattern did not lead me astray :)

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Awkward self-portrait of my foot - it's bad perspective, not freakishly huge ankles!

I was down at my parent's last night and my mom let me borrow these slippers to wear around the house. They're very warm and cozy. She confided that she wore them for a solid week, between Christmas and New Years.


IT IS ALLY said...

Thank you for visiting! I am in awe of your slipper-making prowess. I can knit scarves, and that is all - I started making a hat once, but it ended up a scarf. Felting is far, far beyond me.

AnaDrea said...

Thank you! I am a horrible blogger & comment moderator) and I really admire your dedication!

P.S. Those slippers are deceptively easy - you basically knit a scarf and stitch it like origami, throw them in the washer and poof! They're slippers!