Monday, February 09, 2009
For the past 3 years I have been knitting up slippers (a.k.a. house shoes Haha for the ole school kids like me) around/on Valentine's Day.Yeah those are a little beat up! LOL
So it was time for some new ones!!
Valentine "Snow Day" Slippers #3 - Circa 2009
~ Project Details ~
Pattern: Some of y'all noticed this project on my Rav page last week! Thanks for the heart/love over there. Dang! How do y'all figure out when I am done with a project before I blog or post in a rav group about it?? ;o)
Well I am all about free these days and this pattern is complimentary once you do a quick sign up on the site. It is called the Side Cable Slippers that is a piece of cake to knit!
Just so you know I am always on a quest for great slipper patterns and had this one in my Rav que for a minute.
Size: These were knitted flat for 9.5” (pattern suggested 8") for my 7.5 US size feet.Then you "cinch them together on the end and seam down the middle leaving an opening to put your feet in. That.is.it! No fuss! Luvs it!!
Time: Only one day.
We had another faux “snow” day last week here in the QC (wasn't mad about it!). And it became perfect timing for a quick knit to do my yearly Valentine slippers!
Needles: I went searching for US13 in my Harmony set...but ur uh yeah that size is not in the standard kit (only up to 11)! LOL So glad I had my Denise set that is now my back up which has US15 (yay!). I still love that needle kit! ;o)
Yarn & Cost: Continuing to knit from stash is my mantra right now!! This yarn was actually gifted to me last year by my Purly friend Janet! Yay!
I used 1 skein, held doubled of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky in the color Concord (blue/purple). Sometimes you just gotta pull out the good ole LB yarn!!! ;op
I luv winding my balls of yarn into cakes, then taking both ends to wind it again together to knit it "double" without all that bobbing around in a ball from both ends, rather it is just from one!
What I learned: Well, I just reinforced my cabling without a needle skill. Which was great to put that back into practice and you can watch a video of it here.
I also looked around and remembered I had these little accessory appliances (never been used yet!), along with some leftover yarnAnd made Pom Poms!!!I had bought these things last year and never used them...in fact didn't know how when it was time!!
These literally are like my own comfy house footies
Modifications: I accidentally didn’t follow the pattern and did the the 2nd, 3rd and 4th cables with only two rows in between vs. four rows. (actually prefer how pattern was written with the 4 rows)
And as mentioned earlier I knitted a little longer to 9.5" on these.
Recommendations: I threaded the end twice before seaming. Leave long ends for seaming, particularly for seaming down the middle (14” was not enough).
And added puff paint at the bottoms to prevent bustin’ my duff! ;op
Had to stay with the V-day theme! :o)
Verdict: These are easy peasy & SUPER warm! Will definitely be making more as they are quick gifts to knit up!
Realized while seaming that I was joining/looking at more horseshoe cables (like my Bella mitts)! Apparently I am really into those lately ;op
Now I am all fired up for the V day!! :oD
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