Saturday, October 14, 2006

The One Slipper Wonder

There's a multitude of patterns out there on the internet and in books. I don't know about you, but sometimes I suffer from information overload. So tonight I am going to post links to some of my favorite free internet patterns to save you from having to go running all around the ether and taking a chance on an unknown pattern. Think of me as your test knitter.

I think the pattern I knit the most is the seaman's cap. It's a simple pattern with nice details, and everyone I have made one for reportedly wears them obsessively. I've made it in yellow, pink, and black, and I am about to make it in black again. I'm planning to knit my dad a second cap in navy blue Cascade Tweed 220 with cables on the crown.

I tried the pocketbook slipper pattern because it looked so easy, and because I couldn't help wondering how it would actually work out. (There's a pattern out there for making them with a button, but since I am surfing on a dial-up, I'll save that link for another day.) I admit my expectations were not very high for this pattern, but I wasn't really risking much yarn. I am happy to report that I wear them. When I had the flu recently I wore them at nearly all times. I am, in fact, wearign them now. Or rather one of them. I can't find the other. But my wearing one slipper says something, doesn't it? I mean, aside from how odd I am.

The Irish Knit Tea Cosy was a nice knit, even though I have yet to size it to a teapot I actually own. I knit up a towel that hangs from my fridge door that I'm inordinantly pleased with, also. Both items can be seen here.

And that's it for now.


Titine24 said...

Hey there -- I loved your free links - thanks for doing the trawling for us to find above-average patterns. I dislike getting a knitting magazine with 31 new patterns!!, only to find that 29 of them are dog's breakfasts and only 2 are worth swatching for...

Lissy said...

Dude, I hate pictureless patterns. How did you know that tea cozy would be so adorable?

My landlady came up to my place last night to tell me she had switched on the heat for the winter. I was sitting there in my shorty pajamas with my Artyarns thick socks warm as toast, so she musta gotten at least as good a laugh as if I had been wearing one slipper!

Knittymama said...

Great links, thanks! I get internet overload quite often myself.

As SP9 gets underway, I wanted to give you one more big "Thanks!" again for SP8. I really had a lot of fun with it. I'm trying so hard to finish up some other projects so I can get started with that Seasilk. It's so lovely!