Project – Moccasins for Him
Patons Pattern Book #500871 – Family Felting
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Royal
Blogger – YoElizbo
The Moccasins for Him from Family Felting are so flippin' easy and fast to knit, it defies gift giving deadlines. Honestly? I knit a pair in four evenings--and that was just ordinary evening knitting, no marathons, no staying up late, just my usual hour or so of knitting before bed.
Once I cast on, I had the first one done in no time, and then before I knew it, the second one ready to be sewn up. These do require a little bit of sewing--but nothing to get to frantic about, because remember, you are felting these, so everything will even out in the wash/felting. I used the clippy stitch markers to put the top in place and then quickly sewed it together.
Like I said, ready:
OMG! What is that? Another pair of slippers. Okay, confession time. I so fell in love with the Moccasins for Him that I had to make the Slippers for Her. Or rather slippers for me. And here is the very cool part, while the booklet says the Moccasins will take two skeins, I got mine out of one, and so there I was, with one orphan skein. It looked so lonely that I quickly did up a pair of slippers for me, and used some leftover Patons Classic Wool in Leaf Green from the Felted Posy Bag for the accent color.
Too cute, don't you think? These are the sort of fast fun knits that I call popcorn knitting. You can't just knit one pair. I mean, who wants to waste all that felting water with just one pair of slippers? Just doing my part . . .
And while I'm going on and on about these, I want to just call dibs on every single pattern/project in both these books, Family Felting and Next Steps Four: Socks and Slippers. I paged through these saying to myself, "Oh, I have to knit that. Oh, and that. And THAT. And. . . " Basically, I want to knit them all. So to my fellow Patons bloggers, dibs. Everyone else, you are welcome to join me.