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Jan 14, 2012 20:25:57   #
Mrs. Mac
 
I have been so impressed with the projects you have all done with your left-over yarn. Then I had a idea for some of mine.
Grandson Lance was here for holiday, and brought only a backpack of clothes and his laptop with him from Utah, so borrowed an old pair of crocheted house slippers of mine while he was here, even though they are pink and blue and too short! So after he left, I dug out some green and brown acrylic yarn and tried to duplicate from memory the pink and blue ones I made years ago, without a pattern.

I finished them yesterday,and here are pics of the old pair and the ones we will mail to Lance. Not very elegant, but I doubt he will care, since he seemed to enjoy the old slippers while here.

I ran out of the darker moss green, you can see a bit of the lighter green on the sole of one of the new slippers. His feet are a good 1 inch longer than the old slippers. Good thing I had him measure his foot for the socks I made him for Christmas!
New scrap yarn slippers
New scrap yarn slippers...
Old scrap yarn slippers
Old scrap yarn slippers...
Old and new slippers from scraps.
Old and new slippers from scraps....
 
Jan 14, 2012 20:55:52   #
Colorado knits
 
Nice.
Jan 14, 2012 21:21:54   #
courier770
 
Cool! I hate to throw away small amounts of yarn. I'm a part time sock knitter and now make "crazy" socks with toes and heels from left overs that coordinate with main color yarn.

I suppose some day I'll end up on the coroners table and some ghoulish assistant is going to comment on my strange socks!
Jan 14, 2012 21:36:40   #
westpond
 
I am sure he will love them, they are great!!
Jan 14, 2012 21:45:10   #
btibbs70
 
Those look great! He's gonna love 'em.
I like that pattern, too.
Jan 14, 2012 22:56:04   #
jadancey
 
Wonderful, it's so hard to use up those leftovers sometimes. I almost feel like I should only buy matching yarn, but, heck, that would be no fun.
 
Jan 14, 2012 23:16:14   #
courier770
 
In my crazy dreams, Parker, the fellow who assists "Ducky" on NCIS...looks at my aging nude body and says to Ducky...."she's got some fancy sock's!". Ducky replies "that she does".
Jan 14, 2012 23:34:33   #
sand dollar
 
really nice, good job, nice color
Jan 15, 2012 00:35:07   #
Country Bumpkins (a regular here)
 
He is going to love them. Great job!
Jan 15, 2012 03:51:41   #
Miri
 
Very good looking, great idea
Jan 15, 2012 05:19:45   #
Pollyfisch
 
You are so clever. I could never do these slippers without a pattern.
 
Jan 15, 2012 06:12:40   #
fabiana
 
courier770 wrote:
In my crazy dreams, Parker, the fellow who assists "Ducky" on NCIS...looks at my aging nude body and says to Ducky...."she's got some fancy sock's!". Ducky replies "that she does".


.......and then he takes them for himself."

Just thought I'd embellish a little. I love that program!!!
Jan 15, 2012 06:14:27   #
fabiana
 
Mrs. Mac wrote:
I have been so impressed with the projects you have all done with your left-over yarn. Then I had a idea for some of mine.
Grandson Lance was here for holiday, and brought only a backpack of clothes and his laptop with him from Utah, so borrowed an old pair of crocheted house slippers of mine while he was here, even though they are pink and blue and too short! So after he left, I dug out some green and brown acrylic yarn and tried to duplicate from memory the pink and blue ones I made years ago, without a pattern.

I finished them yesterday,and here are pics of the old pair and the ones we will mail to Lance. Not very elegant, but I doubt he will care, since he seemed to enjoy the old slippers while here.

I ran out of the darker moss green, you can see a bit of the lighter green on the sole of one of the new slippers. His feet are a good 1 inch longer than the old slippers. Good thing I had him measure his foot for the socks I made him for Christmas!
I have been so impressed with the projects you hav... (show quote)


You made the new ones from memory? Wow, that's something else. Think you might be able to write it down for me as I am a challenged knitter!!! If not, it's ok. I just admire you folks that can work without a pattern!!! :thumbup:
Jan 15, 2012 06:42:10   #
Lynx
 
I had several bags of scrap yarn that wasn't enough to make anything specific and couldn't decide what to do with it. Then hubby bought me knitting looms for Christmas and I learned to make I-cords. Now I have made a huge length of I-cord and am using one of the looms (with every other peg removed) to make the cord up into a rug. Its bright and colourful and will make a great bath mat or rug for in front of the kitchen sink.
Jan 15, 2012 07:02:52   #
Tanglewoodfarm
 
I love that pattern. Could you share it? I am using a pattern called Aunt Mary's that a fellow knitter gave me, but these look so much more like what I would like to do. I will knit them larger and felt them slightly, using my own alpaca yarn.
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