Friday, November 09, 2007

By Jove! I think she's got it!

At last I have found the combination of yarn and pattern to make my slippers MINE. These are Noro Kureyon with a fringe of furry yarn. They are only partly felted at this point and still way too big. But I intend to really shrink them and turn them into real felt. I used my regular sock pattern, but changed the heel to just garter stitch, which is fast, and of course eliminated the leg ribbing. There is a bit of ribbing at the ankle, with the fur yarn held along with the Noro. Size 8 needles, 48 stitches cast on.


So then I decided to make another pair with superwash yarn, unfelted but washable. Worsted weight superwash from KnitPicks. Really nice yarn and I used one ball for each slipper. Size 4 needles 48 stitches cast on. The fur is something from my stash, no label.

I do believe I have ten thousand of these in my future. They take only a couple of hours per slipper. And now what combos will I devise?? O boy!

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Lovely! Those fuzzy cuffs are the perfect application for novelty yarns, imo!

    Does this new slipper sock passion mean there won't be a big yarn sale, after all, over at YarnforDessert?

    Liz in IN

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  2. Oh I so love these cute little slipper/socks and would love to make a pair for my little girl. I am rather new to knitting - do you think this is something I can accomplish? I can knit, purl, bind off and have never knitted socks. IF so, please do tell -- where can I get the pattern? They are adorable.

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  3. Only you, Mel.....they are so cute. I should make some because I am getting tired of wearing holes in my socks....and the further into this menopause thing I get the fewer hot flashes I am having....

    teri

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  4. Now those are Mrs. Mel slippers!! They look so comfy, especially with your woolen socks on, too!

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  5. I'm sure you will set a trend: "slippers, they're the new shoulder warmer".

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  6. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Mrs. Mel, do you ever sleep? I think you are the most productive person I know.

    I love the slippers and can't wait to see your completed quilt panels.

    rb

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  7. These are so cute!! I want a pair!! I can't wait to come over!! Squeal!!

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  8. Melody, it was you that got me started on the clothing thing with your layered knits. Did you ever get those made up or did they remain wip?
    I need these slippers! I'm going to make some.

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