Tuesday, 2 November 2010

If the Shoe Fits

Some more colour to brighten up this first week in November... this time my rather bright pink slippers that I finished knitting on the train on Sunday... however there seems to be a little problem.

Well, quite a big problem actually...

However, a quick spin in a hot wash seems to have done the trick...

Left foot in... Right foot in...

A perfect fit! Snug, cosy and colourful... what more could you want from a slipper?

Apart from some even brighter pink flowers to go on the top! (Yarn and pattern from Knitting4fun)

There has also been some creativity in the kitchen... look what I made last night. This has to be a first... I don't think I've ever made my Christmas cake before the third week of December! It did make the house smell good though!

26 comments:

  1. Fantastic slippers! Perfect for the colder weather! :) x

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  2. Goodness me you are clever! Did you know that they would felt to just the right size?

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  3. Your slippers (and toenails!) are brilliant. Love the mutant big slipper picture the best!!

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  4. I tried to knit some big slippers once for fewlting, only I got the tension wrong and they ended up fitting one of my small girls instead.

    Yours are lovely.

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  5. smarty pants - that felting has worked a treat - the clash of colours is superb.
    just in time for cosy winter feet :)

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  6. What a clever solution for a very pretty pair of slippers. They look softer too!
    I cannot believe you have already made Christmas cake! Wow that is organization!

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  7. I love the slippers, I might have a go at those, they would make nice Christmas presents!
    I can smell that cake from here, looks good too!

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  8. Am in awe of the slippers! Fabulous! And as for cake, not even got the fruit or brandy in yet, like you are usually it'll be just at the last minute. x

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  9. Oh Wow! I didn't know you could do that with knitting... that's something new I want to do now, dammit!!!!

    Did anyone comment on the train, like "Are you knitting slippers for a transvestite with size 14 feet?"

    Christmas cake... thanks for the nudge Gina. Love the small as it bakes - really homely and cosy on a dark evening.

    Celia
    x

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  10. wow love those slippers where did you get the pattern from my daughter would love to knit them she is just getting into knitting ...x

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  11. oh brilliant Gina. off to get one of those kits! love your toenails and cake (strange mixture lol)

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  12. Oh how fabulous! I've been keen to try felted slippers for ages now but have been too scared by the felting process. And your cake looks amazing, too. So organized!

    K x

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  13. The only problem with those slippers is that I wouldn't want the bottom of them to get grubby, so I would have to constantly put my feet up. Terrible.

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  14. Just HOW fantastic are those? Cake looks pretty good too............

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  15. Brilliant! How glam are your toes?

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  16. So glad the lace arrived safely.
    I haven't even thought about baking the Christmas cake yet! Will have to look up the pattern for Kezzy, she does the odd bit of knitting, once in a blue moon.

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  17. Love the slippers and the slender feet that go with them. The cake looks pretty good too - I can almost smell the lovely fruity spicy aroma.

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  18. wow I want! they are the perfect colour and your toes match my toes:)

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  19. Gorgeous slippers, I bet they are sooo comfy and cosy!

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  20. slippers look great. Will the cake last till Christmas? It wouldn't at my house!

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  21. Those slippers are gorgeous. Think I might have to take up knitting again.

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  22. Wow the slippers are lovely and the matching toenails !!!
    Christmas cake looks yummy now you have to feed it regularly and not eat it!!!

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  23. I so love those slippers - that's just the pattern I've been looking for. I'm heading over to Knitting4fun!

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  24. Love the slippers - I'm glad that they shrunk to a perfect fit. I've always been a bit wary of shrinking things myself - it seems a bit of a hit or miss process so I'll have to get some tips from you!

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