~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It was a pretty dreary day with drizzle, mist and rain all day.
A good day to stay home and read and knit.
Here are the two pair of slippers for my two youngest grandkids - Scout and Japhy.
Here's the pattern for the slippers if any of you knitters out there want to knit a pair of your own.
Slippers - Basic Pattern
Size 5 knitting needles.
Cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1 - Knit
Row 2 - K15, P1, K9, P1, K15
Repeat these two rows until 13 ridges.
Bind off 6 stitches at the beginning of next 2 rows.
K9, P1, K9, P1, K9
Continue till one inch of desired length.
Row 1 - P1, K1 all the way across row.
Row 2 - K1, P1 all the way across row.
Do these two rows 3 times.
Cut length of wool for sewing and with sewing needles pull through stitches on knitting needle and pull tight. Sew inside out.
I used size 3 needles and two strands of yarn.
You can make them with one strand and change yarn and needles to the
size you want.
I've used size one needles and baby weight yarn to make tiny slippers too.
Here's a picture of some baby slippers I made a while back.
I've finished one slipper of my own. Here's my foot modeling it.
I finished reading another book in the cat series by Lilian Jackson Braun called The Cat Who Lived High and it is number 11 in the series. I like all of these books.
A good evening for soup so I made some tomato soup and grilled cheese. A nice quick, easy and tasty supper.
I hope you enjoyed your Thursday and you had some happy times.
Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King Jr.