21 March 2017

Even More Slippers!

As you can tell, I was serious about making a bunch of slippers. Most of these are designated as small gifts. I think I will take 1 pair for myself and that is because I ran out of yarn making one pair and had to try to coordinate with some yarn from my stash. The 8th pair down is the pair I'm talking about. Some of these I have made without the cuff because I wasn't sure if I had enough yarn when I was using partial skeins to make. I like them just as well without the cuffs.



The pattern for the men's and ladies slippers can be found here.

Big Men's Slippers--

This upsized pattern can be found here.

I do believe this is all for now. Take care everyone and happy spring time.


Slippers Everywhere!

Lately, I've been replenishing my supply of slippers. I like to have some on hand to give as gifts if I go visiting somewhere or otherwise need a last minute gift for someone. I can leisurely make a pair in 1 or 2 evenings. This pattern is great because it comes in sizes for men, women and children.

Here are some that I have made for men--

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04 March 2017

Monochrome Throw

I have become engrossed with making throws, afghans and lapghans out of squares. There are many varieties of squares and colors of yarn that possibilities are endless. Here I made a throw in a single color and used solid grannies and traditional grannies. I think it turned out lovely and a more sophisticated look than multicolor squares would make. There is no pattern, I just fiddled around and came up with this. I used larger hooks than I usually use for the lapghans I make.

I used a little over 2 Caron One Pound skeins of off white. This yarn is nice and soft and after washing it was very soft. I did use the wash cycle for delicates and dried on medium heat. I used softener in the wash and also used dryer sheets that were probably not necessary.

I have a pile of slippers that I've recently made. I have a trip planned back to my old home state of Illinois to visit and I plan on taking everyone I visit a pair of slippers. I know that I will probably miscalculate but I hope that I err on the side of making too many instead of too few. I will be showing you these slippers another day.

Wishing a nice weekend for all of you. Take care...