I've now got a long list of requests, so here's hoping the mood stays with me, otherwise this could get very tedious indeed.
First up a test pair for me, from the simple cable slipper pattern.
|Cosy alpaca. Perfect for February in Australia.|
These are in the most gorgeous, easy to use, and affordable alpaca yarn, sourced from, of all places, Spotlight. On clearance is was only $2 a ball (about 47m) so these sample slippers cost less than $4.
I used them to test puff paint as a non-slip sole. The result is too ugly for words:
But, it works, and the stretch paint works best. Obviously. I didn't know it existed until too late.
Next, a jersey pair, better for the climate here. Not sure how comfy they are though. I can't decide.
|Jersey slippers are slightly more seasonal. Slightly.|
Then cosy posy toes for DearWife. The pattern is really elegant, with the flowers added as you go. DearWife was extremely patient in surrendering her feet to fittings, allowing me to modify the heel a little as i went.
The yarn was suprisingly lovely to work with - a cotton weave that is light and firm, but seems to retain its shape.
Next up, five nephews, one niece, one son, and five assorted in-laws. Simple.