Monday, November 2, 2009

Granny Square Slippers

Back on October 7 this link popped up from one of my Facebook "friends"; a yarn shop in New York city called Purl Soho. They have a website called "The Purl Bee". Now, if I lived in New York, this would be a yarn shop I would frequent. Anyway, this link was for a pattern for making Granny Square Slippers. Now, I know how to make a granny square and in the past have made a ton of them, so I'm thinking, "I can do this." Well, I pull out some left over yarn from a Harry Potter scarf and start to crochetting. No luck. Couldn't figure out how to make a granny square for nothing! I ended up scrapping a half dozen of the little buggers before I got the right size etc. Anyway, I just got a pair of slippers finished last night. I had this fantasy when I started that I was going to make them for the whole family. There was even a comment on that website that someone thought it would be a great idea to have a basket of them by the front door in different sizes for guests. More realistic was the one comment that said, "I made one and after weaving in all the loose ends, didn't want to make the other one." Well, I made both and here they are. The pair on the website is made with some beautiful handspun yarn from Uruguay and for mine I used Lion Brand Wool Ease. I'm pretty happy with the results, but not sure if I'll be making many more of these. Ultimately, I used a pattern from a 1981 Leisure Arts slipper flyer, but if you want to check out the original post that inspired me to make these, check out