Monday, December 04, 2006

Slippers

I've been pretty productive knitting-wise this weekend. I've been working on slippers. Two pair down, a few more to go.

The pink pair on the left were done with Galway and felted in a single cycle. The green and turquoise pair were done in Cascade 220 and took two trips through the machine to felt. I did the two tone because the recipient likes both green and blue and I was using partial skeins. It's less "ballet" slipper than the pink, but I like how it turned out. I have to find some buttons and attach elastic, but for the most part they are done. The pattern has women's sizes too and after the Christmas knitting is done, I might just make myself a pair.

I don't want to mess around with trying to fit slipper bottoms to these. I can't find a U.S. source of the Regia iron on "paw" bottoms and I'm doubtful that a German shop can get them to me before Christmas. So here is the solution I've come up with. I'm giving them a bottle of cushy, flexible fabric paint. Once they have determined that the slippers fit (their mothers might have to give them another run through the wash) they can write their name on the bottom of the slippers with the fabric paint. That should make them non-slip and they have the chance to participate in the slipper making.

12 comments:

Chris said...

They are adorable!! I think the fabric paint is a good solution.

Julie said...

What a clever idea with the fabric paint!

They are adorable slippers.

Lauren said...

I've never tried the fabric paint, but it seems like several people have used it successfully. That sucks that people don't stock the Regia paws.

Guinifer said...

Those are so cute - they make me want to talk baby talk...

Sydney said...

Those slippers are really cute! The fabric paint is a good idea. I've seen several people recommend it.

Beth said...

They turned out great and look really warm!

Anonymous said...

I've heard good things about the fabric paint and I think it's a super idea to let the recipients participate. Nice work.

I'm thinking that when and if I ever get around to making my very own slippers that I might try some of the paint-on rug backing stuff I have. We'll see how that one works out!

Kat with a K said...

How cute! And your idea for the bottoms sounds great.

Knittymama said...

Those are so cute! My niece needs to get a little bigger so I can make her a pair.

Alisha said...

Those are so sweet!!!!

Kelly said...

The slippers are so cute!

Kaye said...

I love those slippers...I'll have to knit some for myself someday.
If I can ever finish all of the WIP that I have going already :)
I mailed your package last Monday..I can't remember if I told you that already.
They told me that it would take a week, so hopefully it gets there soon.