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The Great Slippers Experiment

I’ve been attempting to make a pair of slippers using cotton yarn. The problem is, while I’ve made these in acrylic previously with great results; the cotton yarn stretches too much and makes the slippers enormous. I’ve gone from US 6 to US 4 DPNs and am seeing some success now. The below is my latest attempt.

2nd Slipper - girlnovember.com

2nd Slipper Attempt – girlnovember.com

Now to wind a fresh yarn cake in Violet Splash and see what happens when using the yarn I really want to use for this project. 🙂

Cabled Scarf Commission

I’ve been working on this one for a only a little bit – this is a cabled scarf that I’m knitting as a commission. Please excuse the lighting; it’s difficult to photograph dark blue and still see the detail, so the color has been brightened.

Cabled Scarf for commission- girlnovember.com

Cabled Scarf – Knitted on Commission
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Slipper Time

It’s summer, and acrylic slippers are too warm for this time of year. I’ve been attempting to make cotton slippers, and haven’t success as the fabric stretches. I also haven’t found the correct tweak to the pattern I’m using – it will be a whole new slipper pattern by the time I’m done.

FraizePlays Wears Oversized Slippers - girlnovember.com

FraizePlays Wears Oversized Slippers – girlnovember.com

I’m back to the drawing board, as this pair didn’t work either (I call these the ‘Blue Monday Slippers). They mostly fit FraizePlays, but they’re a bit loose in the footbed and shift a lot when walking. I’ll get it right eventually though!