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Ribby Slipper Socks, Completed! :-)

easy knit booties 1

easy knit booties 3

I shared the FREE Interweave ebook that included these easy to make slipper-socks/booties, a while back.

Since then, I’ve made two pairs, these blue ones for me and an orange and brown pair for Joe.

What a fun pattern and definitely easy enough for a beginner to follow. And of- so- toasty warm too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I like the design of these, with the sock-style cuff. They stay up a lot better than some other booties I’ve made in the past.

If you’ve got cold tootsies ย andย โ™ฅย  booties like I do, or are looking for a pattern for someone who does, check this one out.

Children to men’s sizes in this pattern and some other very nice accessories included in this ebook too.

I made mine in Lion Brand Da Vinci yarn (foot) and some “stash” worsted weight yarn( for the cuffs). I only needed one skein of the Da Vinci yarn and I wear size 8 1/2-9 shoes.

As knit booties/slippers have a tendency to stretch, better a bit snug fit to begin with than too loose.ย 

Let me know if you give them a try!ย 

Happy Knitting. ๐Ÿ™‚

On the Needles: Slice of Autumn/Spring Shawl

I’ve usually got at least one (sometimes 2 or 3…) knit or crochet projects on the go.

Right now I also have several finished projects that I need to get photographed, to share here and at Ravelry.

One of my current works in project is this lovely shawl:ย 

Slice of Autumn/Spring Shawl

designed by the talented: Kay Meadors, who has graciously allowed me to share these photos of the finished shawl here:

slice of spring autumn shawl

 

slice of spring autumn shawl 2

 

I’m making mine in a lovely soft mauve yarn:

Patons Lace Yarn Arctic Plum - Click to enlarge

Patons Lace: in Arctic Plumย 

I purchased this yarn at one of my fav yarn sites: Knitting Warehouse

(click to read my review of their site and great prices).

One skein of Patons Lace (498 yds.)ย is all this shawl requires, I love that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

With circular needle, pattern download and yarn, this shawl is costing less than $20. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s NOT all wool but it sure looks like the “real deal” and based on previous experiences with wool blend yarns, I also don’t think blocking will be too difficult when my shawl is completed.

I’ve got about 20 rows to go but these are LONG rows at this point as the shawl is getting bigger and bigger; the final row has over 300 stitches, so if I get a couple rows done each time I sit down to knit at this point, I’m happy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’d like a copy of this wonderful pattern (and yippee….no mistakes that I’ve found so far, that’s often not the case with knitting patterns) stop by Ravelry and get one to download. While you’re there, check out Kay’s other beautiful designs.

I’ll share a finished photo this spring, when I’ve got this one OFF the needles and something perfect to wear with it too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What are you making right now? I love to hear about projects in progress!

Happy Knitting!ย 

Goodies in the Mail: Fall Knitting Projects! ;<)

knitpicks order

Received this yarn order from Knitting Warehouse a couple of weeks ago and once again, the knitting needles are clicking here!

I feel lost without at least a couple of yarn projects on the go (can you relate?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

When all this yarn is used up, I will have:

A beret, pair of gloves, neck-warmer for meย and two pairs of socks for Joe.

I’ll post photos and pattern links, as they are completed. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m really happy with the patterns I’ve chosen this time; hope they all turn out as well as expected.

What are you working on right now? I love to hear about projects in progress and those completed.

Happy Crafting!

PS: If you aren’t familiar with Knitting Warehouse, click through to read my review about this company.

They have great prices and an extensive product line for all kinds of yarn projects. I’ve been happy with all my orders from them.