Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mary Jane Style Slippers

A lovely knitting friend sent me a link to these fun slippers a while ago and I had meant to make some for Christmas gifts but got side-tracked with felted sweater slippers instead.  But, on Friday that friend came for tea and I thought that would be the perfect time to start on the slippers (that way I could pester her with how-to questions if I had any). ;-)  I rooted through my suitcase (and then my...ahem, boxes) of thrifted wool to find some yarn to use, found the pattern and they started coming together very quickly.  Another friend offered to lend me her DPKs to finish them off and they were done shortly after getting the needles the next day. 
I was thrilled to have a quick and easy project to do - love those knitting projects that knit up quickly and leave you feeling very accomplished!  I did these ones with 4 strands of orange wool and 1 strand of bright pink mohair.  If I have enough mohair left I'm going to do another pair for a gift. 
These made a very nice break from de-cluttering and packing, that's for certain.  And while they're not warm enough for wearing in this house ( I tried them on to take the photo and then quickly slipped back into my wool socks and felted wool slipper clogs) I know that in another month we will be somewhere back down in the valley where Spring is on its way. 

14 comments:

Penny said...

Cute!

Sunshine Mama said...

Heather, they are so sweet! I have a pari similar to these, but were bought at the store. I think wearing a pair that you make yourself would be way more stisfying :)

Good luck with the move!
Stephanie

Jain said...

I love the colours! So cute.

Erin said...

Those colors are delicious looking!
I'm glad you're finding diversions from packing/sorting etc, even for a little while. In a long range goal like moving, it must feel great to have a small accomplishment to help focus...and keep thinking about finding a new home where you can wear these on chilly, spring mornings!! It will come soon!

~Erin xo

Stephanie K. said...

How sweet! I love red shoes, but I don't have red slippers! They're kinda pinky-orangey-red...so joyful! Your feet must feel happy.

Kelly said...

These are lovely!

affectioknit said...

Awesome! I downloaded the pattern!

Katherine said...

Super cute! I think I have the link for them from the same friend... wish I could've joined the fun on Friday. ;o)

Emma said...

Wow these are gorgeous!

I have been avoiding learning to knit on DPK's but may have to put aside my hesitations and get around to learning cause I really really want to knit these! x

Molly said...

i was just thinking last night that i needed a new pair of slippers - thanks for sharing! off to see the pattern now.

Justine said...

Definitely going to start making some of these tonight. Brrr!

Queen Wifey said...

How fun are those!?! I can see how they just aren't warm enough. ;) Hopefully you get to wear them soon - spring is just areound the bend. :)

Livs said...

Hi, Would love to make some of these but don;'t know how to knit. Any tips on how to get started? Thanks.

Heather said...

Hi Livs
Two things I've found very useful when I've needed help with knitting are books (Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick is very helpful for a new knitter) and online video tutorials (on knittinghelp.com or youtube videos). Hope that helps.
H