Trying to Balance
Being an Evil Genius
with Being a Wife and Mother
I'm a relatively new knitter myself. Have you joined ravelry.com? It is free, you just have to request an invitation. It seems to be a fairly popular site with knitters although I haven't fully figured out how to use it yet. Otherwise I've found patterns here or there--from my mom, library books, online, etc.
Google, and Ravelry. Also, the Lion Brand Yarn website has alot, too.
Okay, I did check Lion's website, but they didn't have anything in what I am looking for, a man's slipper. I signed up for Ravelry, which I'm sure I'll enjoy, but no luck with their patterns either, at least in knitting. All their patterns are "nice and warm" and/or felted. Mr. BTEG wants something more breathable, like the crochet slippers his grandmother used to make. Maybe I'll have to learn to crochet?Thanks for the help!
I think I know the type of slipper you're talking about - and yeah, it's usually crocheted. What about making a plain old knitted sock in a breathable yarn, like a cotton blend?
But that would involve knitting a sock! Which would probably involve stuff that I really don't feel up to tackling yet, like casting on multiple needles. Ach!
I think I saw a pattern on Ravelry which was basically a granny square that was fashioned into a slipper. I'm faithallison on there. If you friend me, and I run across it later (I think I remember how I came across the thing) I can send it to you... or I can try to link it from here. Faith
Ah ha!! It wasn't on Ravelry (although I may have come across it there too). It was at the Purl Bee. Here's the link. http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2009/10/7/whits-knits-granny-square-slippers.html
Faith K, that's Grandma's slipper all right. I'm hoping a knitted version won't be quite so rough on the soles. The knots in the crocheted one always felt like walking on soft-ish gravel.
BTW, thanks Faith K.
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