I’ve apparently been shockingly remiss. I haven’t shown you anything of the second slipper (even though it’s been cruising right along). Let’s see if we can fix that, shall we?
Next up, I’ll start working in the round, work straight for just a little while, then zap on a toe. Not much longer now!
Well then, that’s progress!
One slipper down (and really, the first one is always the hardest because it’s the one where you have to make all the decisions), and the next one should be underway shortly. There’s hope I’ll have them finished before it gets cold yet!
This has just come together beautifully. I just need another inch or so and then a toe.
And I’m feeling much more confident that I have enough yarn. I was worried there for a bit, but I think it was just that the put up was different than what I’m used to and it felt terrifyingly empty at the end. But once I wound it into a little ball, it felt much more substantial.
Next installment on these should have a finished slipper!
You’re going to have to pardon me, I’m busy being all tangled up in this cable. I can’t get enough of it!
I’m also dong that thing where, despite having a pretty good grasp on yardage and how much things take, I’m starting to feel just a leeeeeettle nervous about finishing these with the yarn I have. Wish me luck…
The slipper, as promised, continues to grow and to look much the same. It’s actually a good bit longer than this now, but it’s cold outside and I’m far far too cozy inside to go out and take it’s picture. Use your imagination, I have faith in you.
Good news, the slipper is coming along swimmingly! I love the yarn, love the stitch, love the feel of the whole thing.
So the slipper was progressing nicely. It looked lovely, and I’m totally taken with the cable.
Alas the yarn, while beautiful, really isn’t quite thick enough for what I want these to feel like (not the yarn’s fault, it’s beautiful, it’s just not meant to be the bottom of a slipper). So more yarn was obtained, and the next version of the slipper is underway.
Not sure you could ask for a closer match on color, and it looks like it will be a tiny bit sturdier and thicker. The yarn is new to me, but it certainly sounds interesting (and it has the most beautiful halo). Anyone else worked with it?
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!
Yeah, I know I just put a slipper pattern out. You’d think that would mean my slipper lust was slaked for the time being. But no…I need more.
I’ve got a very particular cable in mind that will work perfectly for slippers, and I think I have just the yarn for it. Lovely, isn’t it?