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alayna
04-30-2011, 03:18 PM
For the longest while, i have been knitting for everyone else, except myself, don't get me wrong i love knitting for other people, especially when they really appreicated. But this time i decided the first pair of slippers i knitted would be for me :)

Jan in CA
04-30-2011, 04:32 PM
They look warm and comfy! Pretty color, too!

alayna
04-30-2011, 04:36 PM
They look warm and comfy! Pretty color, too!

Thanks, im really proud of these :)

salmonmac
04-30-2011, 04:58 PM
They're great looking slippers and in a very good looking color combination. It's fun to treat yourself to something handmade and wonderful. Enjoy!

ArtLady1981
05-01-2011, 03:26 PM
Love 'em! Nice contrasting ties, too! Good idea!

My daughter has a "no shoes" policy at her home...so she knitted up a boatload of these slippers and puts them in a basket by the door. She makes big, med and small!

Your pattern design is very popular!

alayna
05-01-2011, 06:18 PM
Love 'em! Nice contrasting ties, too! Good idea!

My daughter has a "no shoes" policy at her home...so she knitted up a boatload of these slippers and puts them in a basket by the door. She makes big, med and small!

Your pattern design is very popular!

Thanks, im very proud of these. I absolutely love that idea, i might just do that myself :)

Woodi
05-01-2011, 07:06 PM
Looks great on your foot, Alayna. Can you tell me how you sewed them up? I am making what I think is a similar slipper (Grandma pattern)....and can't figure out how to finish.

Here's what I made so far:
http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/SlprAll.JPG

and on my foot:

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/SlprTop.JPG

Now, if I sew up the back, I seem to end up with a lump on the foot bottom.
Can you tell what I might be doing wrong? If not, I'll post in a separate thread.

alayna
05-01-2011, 07:45 PM
woodi, what i did was sew the two sides together, perhaps when you are sewing you are sewing too much of the slipper together? but honestly a small lump is ok because its at the back. also sew inside out, then turn it right side out when your done so you dont see the seem.
hope that helps :)

Woodi
05-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Thanks!....Do I stretch it when I sew it? My foot seems to hang off the end a bit. Or perhaps I should knit a few extra rows....? I already used the greatest number of stitches the pattern indicated, making it a larger size....and my foot size is only 7 to 8, not terribly large.

I like your pattern. Where did you get it? can you share?

alayna
05-01-2011, 10:55 PM
Thanks!....Do I stretch it when I sew it? My foot seems to hang off the end a bit. Or perhaps I should knit a few extra rows....? I already used the greatest number of stitches the pattern indicated, making it a larger size....and my foot size is only 7 to 8, not terribly large.

I like your pattern. Where did you get it? can you share?

It might be the yarn your using, but generally slippers tend to stretch as you wear them. Here is the link to the pattern for the slippers i knitted, if you need any help let me know, and goodluck with your slippers. Keep in mind practise makes perfect, the more you knit a pattern the more you figure out what works best.

http://lepetithibou.blogspot.com/2010/01/gorgeous-slippers-free-pattern.html

Woodi
05-02-2011, 07:12 AM
Thank you again for your time and patience with me. I really need several pairs as my feet are ALWAYS cold.

These ones I showed in the pic I knit with two strands of yarn held together, which makes them extra thick for winter wear, I figure. Now I'd like a lighter version as well, if I can make them fit ok.

I printed off the pattern you gave, thanks so much....

margz3
05-02-2011, 09:28 AM
very nice! I just did the same thing...finally made some for ME (first anyhow!)

alayna
05-02-2011, 12:24 PM
Thank you again for your time and patience with me. I really need several pairs as my feet are ALWAYS cold.

These ones I showed in the pic I knit with two strands of yarn held together, which makes them extra thick for winter wear, I figure. Now I'd like a lighter version as well, if I can make them fit ok.

I printed off the pattern you gave, thanks so much....

Its funny you say that because my feet are also always cold lol
And you are very welcome, im very glad i could help :) also just remember to use the right yarn, and the right size needles that could be contributing to the slipper not fitting right. :)

Woodi
05-04-2011, 09:15 AM
I finished one, yay! Love it, thanks to you I am now a happy slipper-knitter. I tried to add a pull-tab at back of heel, for ease of pulling it on.

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/Slippback.JPG

and from the top - pretty cozy!

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/SlippTop.JPG

You can see from the thick pants I'm wearing that it's still pretty darn cold here, and it's May 4th for Heavensake!
Thank you again.