These crocheted slippers were an impulse project (much like an impulse purchase - the project must be done and it must be done now). My feet were cold and I got inspired. The pattern is from the first issue of Knitscene
) . I have poured over this magazine many times but the only thing I had ever made was crocheted circles. I used Plymouth Encore yarn (leftover from a Mod style sweater for my brother). The pattern calls for a size I hook which I couldn't find. I used a size H hook so my gauge was a little small. To cover up for it I crossed my fingers and made the largest size slipper, just one size too big.
It was a pretty easy pattern and came together very quickly. I added an extra row of stitches around the back heel of the slipper, gradating from single crochet to double. Then to give a snug fit, I wove yarn around the opening and used the ends to tie on the pom poms.
It was rather silly to start another project because I have way too many right now. Coincidentally, Knitting Daily
this week was discussing why we have unfinished projects
. It was nice to do a crochet project, for a change. Next I need to continue working on my dress for my brother's wedding. The progress on my dress varies from triumph (such pretty pleats!) to dismay (Argh! I look like I'm ready for Christmas in 1986). I have a plan and fingers crossed it will turn out without too much trouble. If only I wasn't so picky and vain.