Gift-along-ing!

Can I show you my recent knitting? (of course I can!)

When the gift-along started at 8pm on the 23rd I cast on for a pair of the Mine slippers.

two feet in slippers

These softies are FAST since they’re knit with a super bulky yarn. Except me being me I decided to use a bulky yarn from my deep stash (it’s a skein of Lopi from someone’s grandmother’s stash. I literally have no idea how old this yarn is)

two skeins of plum purple yarn

And I think my row gauge was way off, because the toes looked far too short. So I added short rows and increases to make them more toe-shaped. Then I added decreases on the soles.

two feet in slippers one showing the sole

I added thrums on the soles too. A thrum is the technical term for wrapping a little bit of unspun fiber around the needle along with the yarn. It makes the insides of these slippers very very soft. I’m hoping to put leather soles on the bottoms too. But I’m already wearing them non-stop so we’ll see if I get around to that…

half a baby sweater on the needles

When the slippers were done I moved on immediately to The New Kid sweater. This cutie will be going to a baby shower on Saturday. That’s assuming I finish it today. Don’t worry. I’m already done with the body. I just have the sleeves and the cable left. Easy-peasey. Right?

One response to “Gift-along-ing!

  1. I haven’t even cast on yet. :) Still have to finish some WIPs. Looking forward to it, though.

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