I got the second slipper all seamed up tonight and it looks great! The spouse likes the fit of these, but he’s reserving final judgement until it’s cold enough to actually wear them around for a while. I will probably end up adding some silicone to the bottoms to make them non-slip too. It feels... Continue Reading →
All that's left to do is bind off and sew it together. I wanted to post this in progress photo because I think it's very funny looking and doesn't look like a slipper at all when it's laid out this way. I am excited to get this project finished, although the spouse doesn't seem to... Continue Reading →
I kept working on this last night for a while, but this is still a ton of progress in a short amount of time! I really love the feeling of working on a quick project like this. It is so great to actually see huge changes over just a few days, compared with the seemingly... Continue Reading →
This pattern is so quick in part because it uses two strands of worsted weight yarn held together. I wound a second small cake so I could do this without making a tangled mess. Unfortunately I misjudged how much yarn I needed for the second slipper, so I'm stuck pulling from both ends of the... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I said this was working up quickly and was that ever right! The short rows went super fast and I was done before I knew it. Even the seaming wasn't too bad. More importantly the spouse tried it on and it actually fit! Now I just need to make the second one before I... Continue Reading →
The resemblance to an actual slipper keeps getting slightly better every time I work on this. It is also going surprisingly quickly now that I'm into a section with lots of decreases. I might get at least one slipper finished before the new year at this rate!
Tonight I worked on this slipper a little bit. I had to learn how to change colors for the first time. I don't count the double knitting as changing colors since they both get cast on at the same time. Luckily changing colors in knitting is much less confusing than in crochet, so it was... Continue Reading →
I've been wanting to make something for the spouse for ages. When I asked him what he might like he ruled out pretty much everything but socks and slippers. Since I'm not brave enough to try socks yet I decided on these slippers. I actually started them a while ago but didn't make much progress.... Continue Reading →