Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For my friends who are snowed in~knitting fun!

For those of you who are simply snowed in and winter is knocking at your door.
For those who love knitting........well here is a little knitting fun!

Now you would be forgiven if your thought these little things were two little hand made purses, that is exactly what I was thinking when a dear lady that I know gave them to me for a gift.

Well they are not purses but......................

Slippers............you just slip your feet into the little things hand knitted darlings and there you are running around the house in comfort when you get home at night from a cold and frosty day.

Now don't look at those legs the model was all I could find!! (smiles)

Aren't they so cute (the slippers not the feet) and I think I am going to knit myself some for next winter here in Australia but for now I am happy to run around the house with them on to let you know how super comfortable they are.....

Ok!! I will share the pattern with you so you can make them too!!

Slippers with soul

1 ball of 8ply wool, 4.55mm needles

Cast on 5 stitches, knit 6 rows. Increase in 2nd stitch of each row to (22 stitches)

Next row increase in each stitch across row (44 stitches)

Knit 2 Pearl 2 across every row for 6 inches.

Decrease in 2nd stitch of each row until 5 stitches left , knit 6 rows and cast off

Fold in half sew rib sides together as well as 5 stitches on top together for form strap (bag look)

There you have it!! a lovely little handbag that is in fact a slipper.

SO!! EASY!! Love to you all dear blogger friends!!

My day - Tuesday!!! 30th December 2008


Anonymous said...

The feet and the slippers are great! Hope you are having a great day.

Penless Thoughts said...

Cute indeed. Lee Ann if you were here I would ask you to teach me to knit!!! Funny, about a week ago I thought "I wish I knew how to knit". I use to do a LOT of needle work, cross-stitch, emboderiary, sewing, applique. All that stuff but never learned to knit or crochet.

Melli said...

LOL! Well - I was REALLY surprised - because I thought they were little baby hats! ROFL! I couldn't figure what the little blip at the top was - but thought just decoration. But I was waaaaaaaaaaay off! They DO actually look quite cozy. But knitting needles and I just do NOT get along! I tried again earlier this year... it wasn't pretty! :)

The Muse said...

well how about that! i was totally surprised!!!very unique idea! :)

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Lee-Ann thank you for finding your way to my blog and although I don't know how to knit I do a little crocheting....and I mean "a little crocheting." I have a book that shows me stitches and I follow patterns as best as I can. LOL
My children are the only ones who appreciate and love my gifts to them, but of course they have to.

I've tried knitting but it's not easy and I envy anyone who can knit. Those slippers are darling.


Alice said...

I love your slippers/bag! I am going to have to share this post with my mom. She'll be all about making these little shoes for the ladies where she lives!!!

I'm on to reading your next post about the koalas. My all-time favorite animal!

Annie said...

Hi Lee-Ann. These slippers are soooo cute. I'm more a crocheter than a knitter but I do know the basics so I think I will give it a whirl. Love the legs. Mine look just the same. LOLOL. Hugs, Annie

Lady Farmer said...

Oh! Those look so fun! Now I just need to learn how to knit! My dear Mother-in-law knows so maybe I will ask her to help me. Thanks for sharing the pattern and for your visit to my place. And if I ever get to Australia, I will surely look you up! Have a beautiful New Year!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Someone made these in tiny baby size with tasseled ties for my children when they were small. I loved them because they never kicked them off! Handmade knitted slippers are just the best!

miss*R said...

hey Lee-ann... we will be down your way in a few weeks. If you would like to meet up for a coffee please email me and we can organise something.. if not, just wave as you see us riding by on our Harley ;)

Mountain Mama said...

Thanks for the pattern. I just finished crocheting around 18 baby blankets and pulled out the knitting needles a few days ago. I started a newborn baby hat, but have lots of yarn that is not the right color for baby hats. I'm going to make slippers! Thanks very much.

Hope you have a wonderful new year!

Daisy said...

Lee-Ann, those slippers are very cute and they look comfortable and cozy too! Just the thing to keep your feet toasty warm on a cold night.
Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

Janet said...

Those are so cute!! I wish I could knit better....I'd try them.

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Merle said...

Dear Lee-ann ~~ The slipper look so cosy and the legs are fine - they carry you around, so don't knock them. I amy try them for bed-sox in Winter as I like to have sox on my feet st night.
Thsnks for your comments for the
Christmas and the New Year. I hope that you and Rob have a great new year with health and happiness.
Dreadful accident in Nathalia. My daughter Kathy went to school with both the parents, and I pray the two sisters recover OK. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Winifred said...

Those slippers look great. I hate ordinary bought ones, I always fall up or downstairs in them.

I was puzzled about what 8ply wool is but checked a knitting website and found it's just double knitting! You live & learn.

These look very comfy and I've lots of bits of double knitting so I may have rainbow slipppers. Thank you very much for the pattern.

Maggie Ann said...

Lee-ann, what a lovely post and what a great way to start the New Year! Knitting is exactly what I'm going to do tomorrow ..hopefully. I loved this post. Warm wishes for a Blessed and Happy New Year to you and yours. Thank you! for sharing this pattern. It must be one size fits all?

Anonymous said...

Lee-Ann - on my blog today about cookie stamps, I saw two different stamps that reminded me of you that had pears!!! If you get a chance, take a look. Pears will always remind me of your lovely blog!

Yolanda said...

May you have a wonderful NEw Year.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Now those are really cute, Lee-ann (and theres's nothing wrong with the legs, either). Obsidian Kitten has some wrist warmers that she's given me the pattern for and I'm going to knit those up for winter.

Happy New Year, dear Lee-ann. May 2009 bring you all you wish for.


Gina E. said...

I have a pair of knitted slippers that someone made for me many years ago. They've been worn and washed over and over again, but are still snug. However, they are a different style to yours, and I rather fancy yours! I don't knit, but my birthday is in April (LOL LOL LOL)

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