Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Phenomenally fast FO

(Try saying that six times quickly!) Got the yarn (KnitPicks Wool of the Andes) in the mail from April earlier this week, started these last night, finished 'em this afternoon.

These are "Aunt Dana's Russian boots" from the 2007 Knitting Pattern-a-Day calendar. Most of what's in here didn't appeal to me, but these seemed like a cute new knitted slipper pattern.

They were a fun knit. This pair is for charity, but I think I'll knit another pair for myself. I meant to mention this when talking about the berets, but lately I've been using the two-circulars method for hats, and I tried it on the slippers and like it there, too. I have tried it and dislike it for socks — they are so small that they go faster on dpns, for me. But I started these on dpns; quit when I was using six of 'em and still had trouble. Knitting on one 16" circular is not my thing, nor is Magic Loop unless I have to. Since I happen to have 2 pair of Inox US #6/4mm circs, this worked out great.

7 comments:

Earin Marybird said...

I like the slippers a lot! Any chance of getting a copy of the pattern? I tried making mary janes for a friend but I didn't warm up to the pattern all that much. I haven't tried all the magic loop/circular tricks. I like dpn's just fine. Time to knit for summer though. I've been looking at cotton yarn on Ebay. So far the perfect yarn hasn't shown itself.

Kelly said...

I love the slippers. I think though, I would have made mine twice as big so that I could felt it.

Julie said...

I really like the slippers.
Kelly's idea is good, too; they'd look cool felted.

Loganoc said...

Oh, they're cute! How are going to stop them from being slippy?

BTW what's a magic loop? is it really magic? what does it do?

Jen said...

Cute slippers, Valerie! I'm with you about the 2007 calendar, though - not as many patterns I like in this one as there were last year. My 2006 has dozens of tape flags sticking up to remind me of patterns I want to do. 2007 - not near so many.

shad said...

Those are awesome...next pair should be in orange and black (harley colors!)...I'd wear those!

trek said...

Hey, I like them!