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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.
I made a really cute hedgehog toy for Edda for Christmas. He needs a name. Any suggestions?
He’s perched amid some of Edda’s other presents. (The Plan Toys drum has been a big hit! No pun intended…)
Also, I made her some tiny, purple fingerless mittens. The yarn is leftover Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (in Iris, semisolid) which is my all-time favorite sock yarn.
Now she can walk the dog in style! Of course, she won’t wear them for more than 20 seconds or so.
I finished the sweater that I’ve been referring to as the “Robin’s Egg Sweater.” I realize that the name seems to suggest that the sweater has some kind of egg pattern on it, but at this point the name has stuck. (The name actually refers to the color, which I believe is robin’s-egg blue.) The pattern is Knitting Pure and Simple’s Bulky Baby Pullover and the yarn is Snuggle by the Alpaca Yarn Co.
I think Edda likes her new sweater. She also has a new hat. (Please excuse the messy, unmade bed…)
I’m also working on a Fiber Trends pattern: Huggable Hedgehog (FT228) and some socks (for me) and some Christmas stuff. I can’t really give any details about most of that because of the need for secrecy and all.
In non craft-related (and most exciting) news: Edda said “mama” for the first time today!! At the risk of sounding truly silly…. I almost cried. I have been trying to get her to say “mama” for months. She would say “dada” and “dog,” but not “mama”! I was beginning to think she never would. I was beginning to feel a little insulted. (I mean, “dada” is one thing, but “dog”?) However, she has finally figured it out and now I am reassured that she does indeed love me.