In the last 24 hours I have made 2 pairs of slippers and I’m onto a third pair. They are for a swap I am doing so am nearly there. I needed a quick craft idea for two boys aged 4 and 2 so decided on slippers.
I used the tried and tested pattern of Aunt Maggie’s Slippers for the 4 year old’s pair using a Paton’s Jet 10ply in navy with hand dyed 8ply in green and they came out really cute!
I then realised this morning that they family I am making them for has three children! I had been planning on two – I don’t know how I missed that! Gee I can’t even read my own writing!!! 😆 Funny! So knitted up a pair of toddler slippers designed for a 2 – 3 year old which is perfect for the youngest child. I used the plain green (used in above pair) and a semi solid green that I used for a Milo vest for my nephew.
Hmmm not sure how the fit will be but read on some other projects of this pattern that felting the slippers may make them fit better. I think I will suggest that to my swapee so they fit his feet just right.
I have cast on a pair of Mummy slippers as she loves pink and I want to flesh out the package a bit more. She is also getting a 200g ball of hand dyed semi sold pink from me as well so should love the slippers & wool package as she is learning to knit. I am knitting the Easy Peasy Mary Jane slipper pattern. I am combining two yarns again for this – a dusky pink 8ply from my late Nana’s stash with the Rhubarb hand dyed yarn I did awhile back (made my niece’s Kaia Babydoll top from). Photos to com as mostly finished the first slipper……
Have to go to bed!