Again with the long absence here...You know the saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions? ...turns out I am quite the bricklayer!
Whilst my beloved Nina only finally got unpacked on Friday after 9 long weeks, I have managed to eek out a little crafty time in between unpacking boxes. I made knitted, felted slippers for Cole and Immy out of some delicious alpaca that has been patiently waiting its turn in my stash. Dead easy, and so much fun. Rather than rejigging one of my baby and toddler knitted slipper patterns to their size, I took a shortcut and used a great pattern, Duffers Revisited - it was nice to get straight to the making without the calculations and the mental angst of whether it will work first time...It's a great pattern, and the resulting slippers knit up super quick and easy, and are so well designed.
I'm happy to report that since these photos were taken, the remaining slippers have been felted (I just throw them in my front loader with a load of laundry - a couple of towels are particularly good - for a load at 30 degrees C, then into the dryer...I did the whole process twice) and are seen daily on feet around here. They are so comfy and squishy...and in need of a coat of latex on the soles since they are monumentally excellent for sliding down hallways on (what could possibly go wrong...) Actually, these slippers made me rather envious and wanty for my own pair, which got me thinking...
In the meantime though, Cole and Immy have requested embroidery and embellishments on their slippers (I think the neutral colours were a little anti climactic for them!) so I guess I had better hop to it.I was hoping to get a shot of these on actual feet, but then figured seeing them at all might be a turn up for the books around here, ha!
And because you know I can't help myself, I made a few baby sized slippers too, adapting a pattern I developed for BahaCoca baby slippers. Just a bit cute if I do say so myself!