Joining in again with Ginny ~
This week I am reading a new book, Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock. This is a very easy read about a family's struggles post World War I. I need a light read for bedtime and this is easy and enjoyable.
This yarn is my second go around for a pair of slippers for Abraham using this pattern here.
The first pair I cast on 40 stitches with bulky yarn on size 4 needles and I came out with this cute pair shown below - perfect for an infant. I am now going to try again in the above worsted weight yarn, casting on 56 stitches with size 4 needles again.
Awe! Too bad they don't fit they are so cute & cozy looking.ReplyDelete
You could try puffy fabric paint and make a little design on the bottom to create a non slip surface.
Tonya, those are cute:-) Most yarn stores sell the rawhide or soles for slippers . You just sew them on.ReplyDelete
At my kids old school every December they all needed non skid slipper socks for the school play. I used to buy a 99 cent tube of puffy paint and put little squiggles on the bottoms of plain socks. It worked great and was cost effective.ReplyDelete
Love the warm colors, I don't have a different idea than the others. I always wonder what to put on the bottom of my flipflops. Man! Some of those can be so slippery!ReplyDelete
I am reading one of the books you had just finished - My Name is Mary Sutter. I am enjoying it a great deal and have recommended it to another friend. I just took a cowl off my needles and must sew in the ends. It was made for a friend's Christmas gift and now I need a new knitting project or I could just finish up a crochet project that is half done. Haven't been inspired to start something new but I know inspiration will come soon enough!ReplyDelete
ooh they are SOO cute! I wish I knew what to tell you to help out, I would try Ravelry for ideas!ReplyDelete
Tonya, I would love to try that book!ReplyDelete
Love the slippers- they look like they'd even stay on a baby's feet (nothing stays on Ezri's). I second the fabric paint- or leather soles.
The puffy paint works fantastically!ReplyDelete
I love the finished pair! Can't wait to see the other...
It wouldn't take much leather...I would look for an old handbag or skirt at a thrift store. ;)ReplyDelete
You can also purchase slipper foot bottoms at fabric stores. They are usually in the notions sections and used for jammies. I glued mine on and then used a mattress stitch or something similar to keep the edges pretty. Ultra suede works really well too. If you can find it at a store, there is often left overs in the remnants section.ReplyDelete
Those booties are so cute! If you need to mail order slipper bottoms, KnitPicks carries them. There are two styles, full sole and patches for heel and toe areas. I've found that the patches come off because the thread is exposed to a lot of wear and scuffing, and even the heavy thread I use breaks after a while. I am going to use the full sole from now on because the sewing is on the side of the foot. Hope this makes sense.ReplyDelete
You can always purchase fabric with little dots, or suede and sew it on, but I've heard several knitting friends having great luck with some good old puff paint! They're gorgeous!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a good book. I like light reading for bedtime too. My friends mom made some slippers like this for me when I was a newlywed (a bit bigger sized though) :-) I wore them out. I just loved them.ReplyDelete
Those slippers look so warm and cozy!!ReplyDelete
They look so cosy! You could try some of that grippy stuff that is sold off the roll in fabric stores to put under rugs on hardwood floors to stop them slipping. it's inexpensive and you'd have some to put by for the next pair!!ReplyDelete
When I mke slippers at home I use the rubberized shelf liner at the dollar store. Ours comes in cream and dark green and it works great and it costs me less then a dollar a pair.ReplyDelete
Oh those are adorable... (even though they don't fit). I like the coloring of the second as well. :-)ReplyDelete
Puffy paint for quick non-slip sole. I do a quick little snowflake/star pattern in a few places and that does the trick.ReplyDelete
I use leather soles I buy online from a little farm shop here in Germany. For my felted slippers I used fluid latex to paint on (you can order it here as well), but at some point- don´t know how - they became sticky and "attracted" all kinds of dirt...
Another question:Did I give you my new adress (from end of October on) for the handwritten newsletter?If not, please let me know your email and I will sent it to you.
Viola Hoell, Stuttgart, Germany.
I saw the puff paint, that was the idea I was going to offer. I haven't tried it, but have read it on a pattern before.ReplyDelete