Thursday, June 4, 2009

Knitters delight....

These little guys were so easy and fun to make I could do them forever.

What happened was, I began making squares . Then I decided against making the blanket I wanted to make, but I had all these squares. I tried to think what I could do with them and then it dawned on me that I could make slippers.

These are for children.

All you have to do is close up the front and sew up the back and any crochet or sewing method can be used. After all its your slipper.

I alsoPosted by Picasadouble sewed the sole so as to make it warmer, softer, and cushiony, to step on.

The yellow one on the far right, has a mop bottom so when you walk you can mop the dust off the floor lol

Oops they are separated. The other one is beside the yellow and black

They are easy to wash and wear again.

The white pair, is from my first boy who is quite old now but his little bootie is still here.

Those were knitted from scratch, when knitting was a novelty to me.

One ball of thread can make enough squares for 3 pairs of slippers for a child.

Then you can use left over thread from other balls to play with, to finish the slipper with pom poms, little animals faces, etc....

I had so much fun making them,I was sorry I ran out of squares.


Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors


Anonymous said...

Me sewing or doing this is like me swimming the English Channel LOL. I so love Dolly...breasts and all :)

A Lady's Life said...

Funny Tom.
I never thought I'd be doing this stuff either but you have to watch kids and old people and can't do other things, so projects like this help pass the time, are quick, easy, you can take them with you and they keep you happy when they turn out.
So thought I'd share with all the other people doing them.
As a matter of fact, I found a lot of men knit. Can you believe it?

A Lady's Life said...

I wouldn't mind swimming the English Channel. Used to be good swimming across our Richelieu river every day pulling a boat.
Miss being me.
You, dear boy, have a whole great beautiful ocean around you. Paradise!
I've been to Honolulu.
I am sure, you must be able to swim the Channel.:)

Nessa said...

They are so cute and I love quick take along projects.

A Lady's Life said...

Nessa you wouldn't believe how much fun they are to make. You don't have to sit calculating stitches.
Just knit a length the size of the foot you want in it, then with a needle and wool thread, sew it all up.
Then if you want more padding, which I like to have, you can sew on another layer or two or three for the sole.The thing is if you make them from pure wool they are great as gifts for old people with rheumatism.
Nothing is better than wool except if you have allegies :)

the nibbling marmot said...

Hi there-
I am loving your little slippers- super cute... and your Bowie post... interesting stuff.
Thanks for your comments on my blog- support is always welcome and appreciated.