And done!

Oh hey look, slippers!

DSC_2959 copyAnd yes, they need their proper photo shoot (and, um to be blocked…and to have their ends woven in).  But they are totally in the done pile!

Remiss

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?

DSC_2493-copy copyI think by now we all know they start back here.

DSC_2506-copy copyThen they sneak in a few heel stitches and look something like this

DSC_2873 copyAnd once the heel stitches are all in place, they cruise along like this for a while.

DSC_2950 copyUntil it’s time for some quick decreases.

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!

Much in the manner of a toe

Well then, that’s progress!

DSC_2487 copyThat might even qualify as substantial progress.

DSC_2500 copyOne 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!

Nearly

This has just come together beautifully.  I just need another inch or so and then a toe.

DSC_2477 copyAnd I cannot wait to block it and see what this halo does.  I’m secretly hoping it gets even fluffier, because it’s pretty much the coziest thing ever.

DSC_2481 copyAnd 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!

All tangled up

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!

DSC_2466 copyI’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…

As advertised

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.

DSC_2284 copyAnd meanwhile, to distract you, perhaps I’ll show off the set of three hats coming out next Tuesday.  That should do the job, right?

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Good news bad news

Good news, the slipper is coming along swimmingly!  I love the yarn, love the stitch, love the feel of the whole thing.

DSC_1753 copyIt’s growing steadily into a more and more recognizable shape (I totally get it looks a bit odd at first).

DSC_1830 copyNow for the bad news.  It’s going to look pretty much like this, just longer, for the foreseeable future.  I fear there’s not going to be much to see.

DSC_2097 copyNow of course that doesn’t mean I won’t be showing it to you…just that you may need an eye for subtle detail to summon up much enthusiasm.  You’ve been warned!

Take two

So the slipper was progressing nicely.  It looked lovely, and I’m totally taken with the cable.

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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.

DSC_1750 copyNot 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?