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iwouldratherbeknitting
11-14-2007, 05:20 AM
***UPDATED PHOTO ON PAGE 3..

I only needed to finish about 2 inches on one of the slippers- when my tendon was injured in my hand- so, I couldn't knit for several weeks. *Thanks for all the entertaining posts here at KH while I was 'unable to knit.' :D

Anyway, I was http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2069/1933049263_ba2126db90.jpg
able to finish up my slippers that will be gifted soon. For more details and the pattern for the slippers- check out my blog.. (:aww: I've always wanted to be able to say that!)

The.Knitter
11-14-2007, 05:49 AM
I went and got the pattern. Thanks. This would be a good quick stocking stuffer. Hmmm... and I thought I was finished with that stuff!

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-14-2007, 06:06 AM
These knit up fast!! I've made several pairs and everyone has always loved them. I haven't tried to make a pair for men yet-- but, I don't think it would be hard to make adjustments. :D

ritaw
11-14-2007, 07:06 AM
They look great! I might give them a go . Thanks for the pattern :)

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-14-2007, 07:32 AM
Oh do.. they are just a rectangle w/ some decreases at the end- and if you don't know how to do that-- you wouldn't even have to.. it's just WAY EASIER to draw the stitches close together if you do 'decrease' on the last row.

dustinac
11-14-2007, 09:12 AM
they look great!! :yay:

momwolf
11-14-2007, 12:15 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_121.gif

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-14-2007, 05:07 PM
Why thank you! :muah:

threesmom
11-14-2007, 05:28 PM
oooo - I like those! And my dd (4) would reeeeally like them! Thanks for the pattern ... I'm going to have to try those.:mrgreen:

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-14-2007, 05:49 PM
Ok, for her.. you'll have to cast on less stitches.. So, measure her foot (arch area) from the side of the foot to the other side (how high you want the shoes to rest on her foot when wearing them- below ankle) and then.. just measure her foot and make them about an inch shorter than her foot is.. and they'll stretch up to 2" shorter than the foot- so, she'll be able to wear them for awhile. :D

EASY PEASY to make them.. I promise!

monzogary
11-14-2007, 09:13 PM
Those are cute!

spooky
11-14-2007, 11:51 PM
What size needle did you use for the adult ones? I bet it says it somewhere, maybe II'm overlooking it. Thanks!!

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-15-2007, 04:48 AM
Spooky.. I think that I used a size 4.5 mm

I'll look on my converter.. to give you USA sizes.. (the needles that I use are MM-- so, I've lost my USA mental conversion of needle sizes)..

OK, 4.5 USA = 7 (a size 8 would be fine too)

I just make them a little thicker (use a little smaller needle than you'd use to make a garment out of the same yarn) than you might knit a garment out of the same yarn.. does that make sense? So, they are strudy, warm, and able to stretch more- if needed.

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-15-2007, 04:50 AM
I'm creating a new slipper design right now- I think they'll look great and are UNLIKE any that I've ever seen anywhere.

I have about 4 inches done on one of them- but, won't have time to knit until this weekend.

nonny2t
11-15-2007, 08:15 AM
Very cute! They will be nice and warm to wear!

Littleredhen
11-16-2007, 10:00 AM
The slippers look great and fun! Glad you are feeling better and able to knit! I will need to check out your blog.

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-16-2007, 10:03 AM
Thanks! Enjoy them-- I'm working on a new slipper design.. it might take me awhile to get it finished- but, I hope to get 'at least' ONE FINISHED this weekend. It's something that I've thought of doing for awhile.. :D

My favorite stories are: The first one (OCT 8) Mystery Spice, 72 years, the mushroom story, ... so, let me know what you think. :aww:

marykz
11-16-2007, 10:09 AM
can't wait to see the new design! I love the ribbon trim on these, vey festive!

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-16-2007, 10:27 AM
mary.. Thanks!

Doublereeder2
11-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Cute, cute, cute! Glad you are knitting again.

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-17-2007, 07:31 PM
I was able to give the slippers to their new owner this weekend.. they were a hit!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2330/2041077919_781808d83f.jpg

MerigoldinWA
11-18-2007, 03:39 PM
Those turned out nicely. Your two yarn choices look just right together.

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-18-2007, 04:53 PM
Thank you! AND, see there is a place for 'fun fur' after all! :rofl: