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.