Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Finished!

After just a few days of knitting and sewing(I think figuring out my gauge took longer than the actual knitting!) I have finished my Little Girlie's slippers! I'm excited by how fast they knit up. I've never knit anything this fast..I started on the 30th of January and finished last night:-) Perhaps some may chuckle at my excitement...I know that many can finish a project bigger than this quicker than I, but the last time I made booties...it took me a couple of months! So, to say the least, I'm thrilled:-)



As I said before, I used a bamboo/nylon yarn and really it was quite nice to work with. It had a lovely texture and sheen to it and was similar enough to the silk they suggested, that I am pleased with the look. They knit up differently than one might expect in that instead of knitting something like a sock, it came out flat and an odd shape. Once the knitting was finished I just needed to sew up the seams and put on any trim I chose. The sewing was really the most challenging part...kind of hard to get the seams to look smooth all the way around. One slipper is a little smoother looking than the other...but I am pleased with them over all.

I chose contrasting trim because I couldn't find any to match the color. But I like how the off white ribbons look. They make me think of little princess slippers:-) Can't you just see little, sweetly pink feet slipping into these? Sigh...

I will most definitely be making more of these and perhaps even making some for Fiona and Brenna if I can figure out how to increase the size up. My friend suggested increasing size of yarn and needles..so we will see. I also found a pattern for adult sized slippers that look like they are the same except for slight changes. I may have to make some for me as well:-)

Now, onto bonnets, day gowns and sweaters!

Blessings,
Sommer

12 comments:

Simply Heart And Home said...

Sommer,

Those are so adorable! I'm afraid I am not gifted in making little booties and such. I have crocheted a few afgans in my days but they never turned out quite "right". One end was longer than the other. I do not have the patience for it either!

Blessings,

Gina

Lauren said...

Those are simply adoreable. God Bless!

Serena said...

They turned out beautifully! They do have a very lovely sheen!

Ashley said...

Those are so adorable! My Mom is pregnant, and I am hopeing to be able to knit some little girlie things (I have four younger brothers. :).

Zebu said...

Ooooooo, how dainty and pretty! Wonderful choice on the lace accent!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Hope you are having a lovely day, Sommer! (and wish you could move out east here!) :)

Gina

Lauren Christine said...

I *love* them!!! They are SO sweet!

cathleen said...

Very, very cute...and so tiny!!

Tilly said...

Oh how sweet!! I found a pattern that I'll send you, for larger slippers...I really want to try that too! Good luck with your bonnet, I can't wait to see it! Where did you find your yarn? I love it. :)

My mom taught me to knit when I was 11, but I was...dreadful! I didn't really take it up again until about last year, and have really gotten the hang of it since this summer. And, yes I do crochet as well, do you? I started while I was pregnant with Jenny...partly because I was board, and partly because I so wanted to make something for my lovely little one. :)

Sarah Jane said...

Those are so darling! Some of the sweetest style booties I've seen!

Miss Jocelyn said...

Very cute!

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Rebecca J said...

So very darling Sommer. Great job!

Love that photo. It's heartwarming.

Love,
Rebecca