fancy feet.

for father’s day i knit my dad another pair of checkerboard slippers. for some strange reason i thought that the last pair i knit him were done with bulky weight double-stranded yarn. so this time i thought i would do a single-stranded pair, hoping for a less poofy/more airy & lightweight slipper. turns out i knit the same version for both pairs – and in similar colours to boot! well i think he enjoys them both nonetheless. mental note: knit next pair with worsted weight yarn…

here’s the finished product:

it feels like all i’ve been knitting these days are projects destined for feet – socks, slippers, socks, (baby blanket), socks, slippers, slippers… so in an effort to knit something of a different nature, i combed through my ravelry stash/queue and decided to cast on for a summery cotton tank. it’s coming along nicely; just need to finish up the front, then join the back/front together and knit the neck/collar. hoping to finish this weekend…

then last weekend i took a dive into my stash closet as it was high time for some re-organizing of the chaos, and i found a few yarns that i had forgotten about. gotta love Ravelry for matching yarns to patterns!  made plans for two more projects: an ‘Echo Flower Shawl’ with some alpaca lace i bought last summer, and socks. yes i’m guilty, more socks – this spring i acquired some Dream In Color Smooshy in the Black Parade colourway, intending to use it for a pair of socks for my fiance. finally found a pattern i know he’ll love, Alice Bell’s ‘Boyfriend Socks’, cable-y delicious!

and last but not least i’m in the process of knitting my very first test knit! again, gotta love Ravelry and Twitter… saw a beautiful set of FOs by jaykayknits on Ravelry, then noticed a tweet about looking for test knitters. well i quickly answered her call and have cast on for her Portland Cowl in a deep purple shade of Cascade 220 Superwash. i’ll be sure to post pictures when i’m finished!

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One thought on “fancy feet.

  1. Hi, I’d like to know what’s the name of the knitting stich you use for those slippers? Here ( in Québec) we call it Blé d’inde, but I don’t know the equivalent in english and would like to find a tutorial on youtube or something. Thanks a lot! BTW, those are beautiful sleepers! (I love blue :))

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