Monday, March 7, 2011

Can't Stop Knitting Slippers

Apparently these slippers are addictive.  I can't seem to stop myself.  Is it that I want to use up lots of my wool stash (so that I don't have to pack it) and that this pattern lends itself so nicely to doing that?  Is it that I need a distraction from packing and looking for a place to move?  Is it that they are so quick and easy to make (so quick that I can make a pair before I can even finish watching Bleak House)?  Or is it just that I find them so fun and cute?  I don't know.  Probably all of the above.  Whatever the case I now have four pairs knitted and just need to finish with the buttons and weaving the ends in. 
And...I have a feeling I will be making another pair tonight so that I can finish Bleak House.

9 comments:

Lise said...

They're adorable, and I love seeing the way you combined two yarn colors. I'll have to try that!

Heather said...

Hi Lise,

The greenish blue pairs actually have three yarns each - two strands of the blue wool, one of green and then one of a mixed colour mohair (each pair using a different mohair). It really is a great way to use up some odds and sods.

Sarah said...

those are really so, so cute!

Elizabeth said...

Those Canadiana ball bands are a blast from the past! Haven't seen those in ages. I too am making slippers (Nola's) but I love those Mary Janes!

Little House On The Mesa said...

Hi there, I'm wondering if you are somehow reinforcing the bottoms. I made several pairs of these myself with an identical pattern but they didn't last long before they got holes in the bottom (we have painted concrete floors) so that put a real damper on them...just thought I would mention it before you made too many, haha.

Kelly said...

They look fantastic. I can see why it would be addictive to knit these gorgeous slippers!

Heather said...

Thanks for the tip, Little House. I do find that even the felted wool slipper clogs that I usually give as gifts wear out on the bottoms so I imagine that these will even faster (even without concrete floors!). I've been fixing the bottoms of the felted wool ones with new bottoms I cut out of felted sweaters so I will likely do the same for this kind - although maybe I should just put a felted bottom on them right away to avoid wearing them out in the first place. ;-)

I keep fixing the bottoms on my parents' slippers over and over so maybe whenever I give slippers as gifts I should just give a little gift card that says "lifetime bottom repairs". ;-)

Mary-Sue said...

They're SO cute! But yes, it would be much easier to put the reinforced bottom on before wearing. Un-felted-knitting is SO much harder to fix when they get holes than felted! KNIT ON!

ella@lifeologia said...

These are sooo cute!