I love these penny-loafer slippers–very QUICK to knit up with each slipper in one piece and only two teeny gartered stitches to seam up, perfectly shaped and molded to my little feet. For some, the lips on the heels maybe too short to desire. But, this is the kind of slippers I grew up wearing around the house as a child. And so did dad, mom, brother, uncles, aunts, cousins…fond memory.
The fulling was entertaining with satisfying result too. I did it while taking a hot shower at the club and giving myself an hair treatment. With just enough of hot water to cover the slippers and a drop of body shampoo in a plastic bag, I kneed, I stumped, I whacked, I rolled it every which way for about 30 minutes, with a few reloads of hot water. It was even better than I’d have felted them in the front-loader. Another childhood memory: it was how my mom and I washed our clothes–without hot water.
The shaping was somewhat unorthodox…club members were curious about why I had my slippers on while, what appeared to them, stretching the hamstring and calf and pacing back and forth. Hubby may have to videotape it for a good laugh. We’ll see…
V.4 will have more height on sides and lips. I envision a pair in every color I can find in my stash…and one must be a Size 13 that fit the man of the house.
That’s a wrap for January, folks–FO #10 of 52in52-2010—3833 yards knit in the first month. See you in February…oh, that would be tomorrow 😀
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!