“Just knit new ones.”
Mandy said it, Cindy said it, and I think Denise just knit and nodded. I didn’t want to and said so. It was a little irrational. I’m sure they thought I was being stubborn and silly. In a way, I’m sure I was. Sometimes though you just can’t help how you feel! These slippers were my first felted project and one of my first completed knitted projects in general. It wouldn’t be hard to knit another pair, just hard to knit a replacement pair.
The stars aligned themselves (read: my mother slipped me some secret spending money on her last visit…THANK YOU MOM!!) and I finally realized that it was time to knit another pair.
As you can see, the slippers had seen better days. My feet had stopped saying, ahhhhhh, when I slipped into them. There were holes all over.
After a trip to Common Threads and a 30 minute internal debate about the color of the slippers, I headed home to cast on: Felted Clogs from Fiber Trends and Bev Galakas. (Bev, you are a genius!).
They didn’t take long and viola! I have a brand new, little slice of heaven for your feet!
My color debate resulted in a heathered color called brick (Cascade 220) and a four-tone called charcoal (Quatro 220). As I knit them, I wasn’t sure if I would like the finished product, but it turns out, I love the combination. The Quatro felted into a beautiful rich brown color. Perfect and much more beautiful than I could have hoped for as I was knitting them.
All in all, great yarn, great pattern, and wonderful finished product. As usual, Mandy was right and I find myself wondering why I didn’t knit them sooner!! If you don’t have a pair of these slippers, wait are you waiting for? You won’t regret it.
The only question is, what do I do with me old pair? It feels a little wrong to just throw them away….