Friday, December 10, 2010

The Good, the Bad, and the reverse

The Party:
We had a family party to go to and my friend is one of those people who prefers that people remove their shoes when inside the house. I don't mind doing that but her floors are all tile or hardwood and my feet are always freezing there. I started thinking about making slippers. If you've been with me for a while, you might remember that last year I made two pairs of French Press Slippers for Christmas presents. I thought about making another pair for a few days, but by the time I was ready to knit them I knew I wouldn't have enough time to knit all the pieces, sew them together, felt them, wait for them to dry, sew them again...ugh. I think Freud may have been working in the back of my mind.

Do you get where I'm going with this?

Then I stumbled upon the pattern for Duffers (non-Ravelry link here). Can I tell you how much I love this pattern? It is so easy. The fit is fantastic and there is only one seam to sew up. Can you say 5 minutes? Seriously! And it's free, too. While I still like the French Press pattern, now that I have tried this new pattern I will not turn back.

The Bad:
I had the strange notion that making them with some of the half-boatload of Lopi I have in my stash would be a good idea. Um, no. I feel like I need to drag my vacuum around behind me when I wear them.
The Good:
Luckily I still had one more day before the party. I made these in three hours. That's like instant knitting for some of you high speed knitters out there (and you know who you are)!
The pattern is so addictive I want to make these for everyone!
So about the Lopi, you ask? Before you get all defensive on me, I know that every knitter has their own feelings about certain kinds of yarns. I get that. I have discovered that I dislike Lopi. Very much.
But if you like it and you want my Lopi slippers, or my Lopi stash, just let me know. Merry Christmas, it's yours. Seriously.


c'est moi! heather at whimsy dot blog said...

I love your wee slippers I especially love the added touch of the bows. Seriously cute!!

SheepMama said...

I really like the slipper. They look very nice.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Oh those are seriously cute !!! I'm terrified of felting but I really may try these next year. -- I missed your last post and wanted to say that your boys are very handsome.

Jani Brattin said...

I love them and would love to have some of your Lopi yarn!!! I've never used it before but it makes gorgeous slippers. My whole entire family remove shoes prior to entering someone's home and I know what you mean about cold feet! These would be great to throw in a bag or purse to carry with you!

Celestial Fundy said...

Very thoughtful of you to make some slippers to take.

I have an whole blog about removing shoes in homes: Shoes Off at the Door, Please You might like to take a look.