Because after the week I have been having, I surely need a laugh! Won't you join me?
Have you ever had one of those off days where even the simplest of projects won't work out for you? Well, that's where I am at with C's last birthday present. Except, it's not just an off day - the whole project has been 'off' from the get go. I really couldn't tell you why, either. I have knitted this pattern dozens of times by now, doing the math and changing it as needed as the girls grow, and not once had a problem. I mean, they are simple slippers for goodness sake, what is my problem? Ok let me get to the pictures so you can see what I am talking about.
Above is my first attempt at C's birthday slippers. This was actually after my real first try with two colors of malabrigo that didn't work because I ran out of one. So for this one I used just one of the two malabrigo yarns and knit them with bigger needles to felt down. Oh my, and felt they did. They felted so much that they are too small for C. They are actually perfect in length but much too narrow for C to squeeze her little feet into.
So, I tried knitting another, this time adding on more stitches width wise which brings us to
Well, it definitely is wider! I couldn't stop laughing when I pulled this out of the washer. I obviously overcompensated. By this point I had wasted almost a whole skein of malabrigo with nothing to show for it so I grieved my loss and retreated back to my corner. I was down, but I was not out! With my head hanging low I went back to my old friend Peace Fleece. The yarn is much too itchy for me to knit anything out of but when you felt it, it becomes really soft so it's perfect for slippers. This brings us to our last exhibit,
This slipper is oh so close to being just the right size but is just a bit too long. I would normally just let her grow into it but this is long enough that she would trip. Luckily, I can just knit another one just like this to put away for when her feet grow a bit more, so it's not a total loss. Phew!
Now here I am hopefully working on the last slipper prototype so I can get these done in time for her birthday. I have to finish them, just look at the perfect wooden hedgie buttons I got to put on them!
Puffa, puffa, stick, stick
I did not finish all my projects for K's room by last weekend like I had hoped to. I did, however, go thrifting and found a pink organic sheet for the back of the duvet. It's the perfect length but not wide enough, so I plan on going thrifting again this weekend to see if I am as lucky the second time around.
One thing I did finish for her room is a little knitted heart. I gave it to her the first night she spent in her room. I told her how I knitted it and filled it with my and Daddy's love for her. I hung it on her headboard and told her that it was there to remind her of how much we love her and that no matter what, we are always near. She absolutely adores it. I love how something so small is so meaningful to her.