Count with me. (It would really help if you could count in the voice of the Count from Sesame Street). “Von……. Twoooo…….. Tree……. Tree pairs of easy garter stitch slippers, Ha. ha. ha.”
(You might notice that there is not much of a size difference between my 2 daughters feet and my own.)
I made three pairs of the Simple Garter Stitch Slippers before calling it quits. For those of you with a keen eye, you might notice that one of the pairs in the photo above do not quite match. I ran out of the coveted teal yarn before the mid-way point on the 2nd slipper. I grabbed a lighter blue instead. Addie was very excited that she would have mis-matched slippers! Mis-matched socks are the coolest thing right now.
I sort of have an inkling that I might make a few more pairs to have on hand as they are:
3. Addictive as all get out.
4. Satisfying because they use up all sorts of odds and ends.
5. Did I mention warm?
When the weather vacillates between -15 F and 46 F, warm is an important factor. While having wood floors is nice – certainly pretty and practical when you have a giant fluffy dog – they are not warm.
I keep finding fun combinations of leftover sock yarn that would make for fun slippers. This really is addictive!
What I’m Knitting:
I started a Stockinette Haruni out of a Wonderland Yarns gradient kit. It starts off as a springy green and moves toward teal. I love gradients! They make me almost as happy as warm slippers. This yarn is incredibly soft and has great stitch definition. Every time I walk into the yarn store I am tempted to buy another set of these gradient colors.
I’ve done another few rows on Addie’s hat. I suspect I might finish this hat about the time that she will no longer need to wear a hat in the morning (which means I will finish it some time in May.)
What I’m Not Knitting:
I’ve made no progress on the sweater this week. It’s sitting right where I left it, on the back of the couch, taunting me.
Knots & Tangles:
For some goofy reason I had the hardest time starting the Haruni. It starts off with a small provisional cast on, then you pick up stitches and start knitting one row, purling another. I think it was because of the garter stitch edging, but my brain just did not want to switch over to purling every other row. I had to concentrate a bit to get past the first few rows, then I got it. I’m embarrassed to say that I might have had to be in a quiet room to get past this part. Now that I managed to get the flow of the shawl it’s going quite well.
Although this is completely random and off-topic, if you ever find yourself in Menomonie, Wisconsin, you need to find Legacy Chocolates. This little chocolate shop has been a favorite of our family’s since they opened sometime after I moved away from home (probably a really good thing for my waistline!) I noticed that they serve things other than chocolate and coffee, although I’m really not sure why anyone would go there for anything else.
As you can see, the truffles come highly recommended!