As previously mentioned, the sweater is just too big to carry around to work on during my lunch hour any more. But I was still bored and wanting something to do with my hands during (most of) lunch. So I decided to do a quickie-ish small project that I could keep in my desk and work on. I decided to go with these cute Mary Jane slippers from the sidebar wish list.
I am happy to report that I am almost done with one slipper! I just need a tapestry needle (which I have not been keeping at work, but in my sweater-knitting bag) in order to sew up the top and side, and then one's done. But for right now, I'm on to the other foot.
I am also looking around for knit/crochet flowers a la this pic to add on to the top when I get done. Here's some of the top contenders.
- Round roses.
- Nice knitted flower.
- Simple five-petaled open center flower.
- Cute crochet flower.
- Really nice rosettes.
- And down below, another pattern, reprinted because I don't have a direct link to it.
This is fun! I was surprised to have hit 8 inches on the thing today.
Found in this thread, reprinted here so I remember what the heck I was referring to:
Size 8 needles
7 yards for each Posy
Cast on 81 Stitches
Bind of your frist stitch and place a marker
Bind of the next 16 stitches and place another marker. Continue binding off 16 stitches and placing markers until there are 15 stitches remaning on the left needle, then bind off the remaining stiches. Leaving an arm's length of yarn for sewing, cut the working yarn.
Thread the yar needle with the long end. Fold the strip like a fan so that all the marked stitches are together.
Inserting the needle in the first marked stitch, weave the needle and yarn through each marked stitch and through the last bound off stitch. Pull the yarn up tightly. Remove the markers. Knot the yarn ends together and cut the yarn close to the project.