As someone who has perpetually cold feet, I can appreciate the value of a good pair of slippers. Â I made 3 pairs of slippers over the month of December. Â The first pair were for my husband who blew out the bottom of the slippers his grandma had knit for him years ago. Â He’s always talked about how much he liked the “Grandma Slippers.”Â Everyone in his family got a pair of these when they were growing up. Â His Grandma actually gave me the pattern several years back. Â However, I couldn’t find the book that I had tucked the pattern into. Â I did a Google Search for Slippers on Two Needles and found one from The Irish Ewe (the actual site seems to be down now). Â There are a ton of these patterns out there and all seem very easy. Â As I was knitting these, I dubbed them The Ugliest Slippers Ever. Â They certainly aren’t the prettiest slipper ever, but they are warm. Â I used a single strand of Peace Fleece since my husbands feet tend towards the warm hot perpetually overheated side. Â If I were doing them for someone else, I would probably hold two strands together.
The next 2 pairs I knit were made from a Coco Knits pattern.Â Malabrigo LoafersÂ is everything a loafer slipper should be. Â I’m even wondering if I could get away with these around the office if I put a sole on them.
OK, that might be pushing it too far, but they are really cute.Â The loafers are made with a double strand of Malabrigo.Â You knit the sole, then pick up stitches around the outside for the rest of the foot.Â Knit some short rows and wham, bam, you have a slipper.Â The pattern comes with several different ways to embellish the slipper.Â My favorite is the Penny Loafer slot on the front.Â
We have other excitement in the house that is helping to keep my feet warm (especially since all of the slippers I knit were given away).Â Autumn came to live with us this week.Â She’s a German Shepard puppy.Â Autumn is doing very well at our house.Â She loves the girls and is finding her way into our hearts.Â Her favorite spot in the kitchen seems to be on top of my toes.Â It’s a good thing my kitchen is fairly small so I don’t have to move around too much.Â She has shown a slight interest in learning to knit, but I think we’re going to hold off on that.Â The lack of opposable thumbs might be a detriment.Â Well, that and the fact that everything tends to end up in her mouth.Â I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of her on the blog.Â