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It’s true! I have been knitting a whole lot these days. I just don’t seem to finish anything. In spite of this phenomenon, I do have two projects to present to you.
The new baby’s Christmas stocking (unblocked still). I had so much leftover Plymouth Encore from all the other stockings I’ve made that I was able to make this one entirely from scraps.
Edda’s winter sweater in Patons Classic Wool (Aran Tweed) using the Knitting Pure and Simple pattern #214 (baby pullover).
The sweater has been completed since yesterday when I took the photo but I haven’t had a chance to take a new photo. Edda was very excited when I showed it to her “all done” and wanted to wear it right away. Sorry, little bear, it’s just too hot for a wool sweater right now.
Edda’s language skills are growing in leaps and bounds these days… much like her feet. I’ve bought three pairs of shoes for her this summer. Just for grins, because I have lots of them, here’s a photo of Edda and Oliver snuggling on the couch watching Winnie the Pooh.
Yes, my blog has reached it’s 100th post. Congrats, blog, for reaching such an important (I guess) milestone.
Anyway, on to the real post. I finished some lovely, felted slippers for my mom. This is the second pair of slippers I have made for her from this pattern. The first pair were completely worn out, which I consider to be a great compliment. She tells me they were the comfiest slippers she has ever worn. (Thanks, Mom!) So I made her a new pair, this time with some pretty embroidery. They are actually a reeaally late Christmas present from last year that I just now finished. Better late than never, I guess.
The pattern is Fiber Trends Felt Ballet Slipper, which is apparently available as a .pdf now. Who knew? I have the hard copy, which is getting a bit worn out now. I have made 4 pairs of slippers from it (6 if you count the frogged ones… haha). The yarn is Patons Classic Wool Tweeds in “Aran Tweed.”
And a close-up of the toe embroidery:
I am mildly amused that I’m knitting felted, wool slippers while the heat index is 107….. I call it wishful thinking.