The slipper has been cast on and shaping up rather nicely. I do find something about this way of building a slipper rather marvelous!
This yarn (chickadee by Quince) doesn’t have any nylon. And while it does seem lovely and sturdy, I wanted to do just a tiny bit extra to make the bottom of the slipper (the part that will get the most wear) a bit tougher. So I’m using one size smaller needles to work those stitches. You totally don’t have to, but I find it helps.
If you do decide to try it, using two different sorts of needle (in this case a round silver one and a square bronze one) makes it much easier to keep track of which is which and grab the right one when you need it. Worth a shot if you’ve got a yarn you’re dying to use that could benefit from a little extra protection in heavy wear spots!