Brrr… Baby it’s Cold Outside

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Life’s Stash:

Winter still has the Big Blue House in its icy grip.

I had a serious case of Popsicle feet on Sunday afternoon.  I had pulled out some yarn from the stash and was starting the Stockinette Haruni.  I even had picked out beads for the edging with the help of my girls.  But my feet were cold and my usual slippers were just not doing the trick to warm them up.  That’s when I ran across THE slipper pattern.  It’s not fancy.  It’s certainly not pretty.  But it’s got a certain charm.   The Simple Garter Stitch Slippers are just that.  Simple. Garter Stitch.  But you do a sort of origami move, sew up a seam, and crochet across the top and around the edge.  Plus, it’s a great way to use up your leftover sock weight yarn AND you can make them as bright an garish as you would like.  Because really, they’re slippers and no one minds if you have ugly colored slippers.

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Generally, I hate finishing.  I dislike seaming and doing the edging and any sort of decorate fru fru finishing that needs to be done.  But there’s something about adding the crochet edging on these slippers that just satisfies me.  It’s like a piece of chocolate at the end of a great meal.

What I’m Knitting:

As soon as Lily saw the slippers, she wanted a pair.  So tonight while Addie was at a school event with Adam, Lily and I picked out yarn for a mini version of the slippers.  I let her paw through the stash and find some self striping sock yarn that she liked.  I’m looking forward to these being an incredibly fast knit.

I expect I’ll have others in the house asking to pick out their own yarn for slippers shortly.

In the meantime, I’ve also done a little work on the gray sweater and Addie’s hat.  I also finished up the itty bitty baby shoes.  All I need to do is photograph them, then box those up and send them on their merry way.

What I’m Not Knitting:

I’m making a good effort to knit at least a few rows on my most recent projects.  To be honest, typing the same old things under “What I’m Not Knitting” is getting well, old.  I don’t want you getting bored on me!

I did decide to wait on the Lettuce Pullover that I talked about last time.  Mostly because I’ve got that dry winter skin thing going and Malabrigo Lace sticks to my fingers.  Once it warms up a little it should be easier to knit with.

Loose Ends:

I have added a widget on the right hand side so that you can sign up to get alerts by email when I add a new post.  I’d love it if you gave it a try!

So tell me, what’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?  Are you as chilly as we are?

2 thoughts on “Brrr… Baby it’s Cold Outside”

  1. Ack, those slippers are adorable! I totally favorited them. Love the Ravelry widget in the sidebar. I didn’t know that was possible. I’m in San Francisco and we’re having your anti-weather: seventy-five degrees and not a shred of fog in the sky. Feels great, except everyone keeps thinking this is February, and this is totally wrong for this time of year.

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