Monday, August 31, 2009

A Sign of Fall

I'm knitting slippers.

My usual faves from LL Bean have worn out. I don't want my feet to be chilly this winter.

I've heard of the famous Fuzzyfeet - where you knit giant sized booties and felt them for a custom fit for your feet.

According to ravelry, people have used Noro Kureyon for this pattern. I bought two balls of Kureyon that seem like they'll be similar. The yarn has a long repeat - and the balls do not all start in the same point in the repeat.

Swatched it up.....way off gauge. I'm knitting too tight for the pattern - kind of weird because often I knit too loose.

And, of course, I don't have smaller sized double-pointed needles or circular needles.

Good thing I have that red scarf for when I really need to knit!

Not to worry - there's plenty of time to finish slippers before I need them!!


Theresa said...

Fuzzy feet are fun to knit! I made a few pairs for family myself. The Noro will work wonderfully! I think I used Brown Sheep in different colors.

Delighted Hands said...

This is going to be fun-use big needles-I have made several pairs and they need to be really big and loose before you fell them.

bspinner said...

I can't thank you enough for passing on this pattern!!! I'm in major need of new slippers for winter and these look perfect.

Life Looms Large said...

Glad to know that a two of you have had a good experience with these slippers!! (And good to know they should be big....definitely reinforces my idea that I need bigger needles!)

That will be cool if you knit some too, B! I promise not to fall into a funk if yours are done before mine!!