Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Slippers Just in Time
Just in time for 80 degree weather! Seriously, it's already getting up into the 80s on a regular basis around here. Nevertheless, I wanted some nice, cushioned house shoes that were not as warm as my beloved alpaca socks. I had some leftover feltable wool yarn in chocolate brown, avocado, and red so I adapted my slippers from these short-row shaped slippers I found on ravelry. I looked at a LOT of slipper patterns and this was my favorite. The directions are a bit confusing at first, but as you work through the pattern, it will start to make sense. If you are interested in the detailed alterations I did, they are here.
Felting projects always make me nervous because you really don't know exactly how they are going to end up. Now this is partly because I refuse to make and felt swatches, but also because felting things that are supposed to fit is hard (it's totally not just me). The original pattern was for slippers about 5 sizes too small for me, but I over-compensated and ended up with roomy slippers. Luckily, I had an extra pair of insoles. Now they fit and are extra cushiony - perfect for long afternoons in the kitchen.