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I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.

Friday, January 03, 2014

First FO Of 2014: Slippers

I made myself some slippers while catching up on some shows On Demand before the new season starts.

Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking She-Of-The-Perpetual-Hot-Flashes cannot possibly be cold. You're thinking Hot Foot McGee can't possibly need slippers. You're thinking, "Who are you and what have you done with Patwoman?"

But, I assure you. It is I, your friendly neighborhood Patwoman. But lately--and I don't know why this is--my feet have been two blocks of ice.

So I remembered I used to whip out slippers like this all the time. I actually have some singles in my sock drawer right now. (What keeps happening to the mates to these things?) But, rather than wear one purple and one black slipper--not that I'm a slave to fashion or anything. Yesterday I was home alone and wore a green t-shirt with purple sweats. With my red hair, it was like The Joker was here, taking down my Christmas tree! Anyway, instead of being a heathen two days in a row, I decided to just make a new pair. (Full disclosure: I actually started these things on the first.)

These are the Aunt Maggie's Slippers, but I've seen similar patterns pretty much everywhere, if you want to make some yourself. I used Patons Decor in Tapestry Variegated and #5 needles. This pattern says you can hold the yarn double for thicker slippers, and I've done that in the past. The purple ones are like that. But, even though my feet are cold these days I don't want to bake them or anything. So I used this yarn single strand.

Each one took about an hour to knit. I seamed them using mattress stitch, which takes longer but looks better. However, in this particular case, I think it would've been fine to just whipstitch these together. The variegated yarn hides a lot of sins, my friends. Plus, if you put a pompon on, like I did, it will hide some of that anyway.


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