The Weekend

We had a lovely Father’s day yesterday, celebrating my wonderful dad (he will be 84 this year) and this good man on the couch above. 

Jen has been making the sweetest dream catchers inspired by all the chicken feathers we find in the garden. She would like to post a little tutorial here for one soon.

I just love knitting these slippers for Kye, they are so warm and cozy… Our weather has been freezing lately and Kye really doesn’t like to wear shoes indoors, so these thick, chunky slipper / socks are just perfect to keep him warm. (I tried to take a photo when I finished knitting them but he put them on straight away so they have a worn in look to them:)

I found this little pattern in a book called The Children’s Year, such a beautiful book  I have modified it slightly though, here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry for you. I didn’t like knitting this pattern flat and having to sewing up seams on the top of the slipper, so I knitted the foot part of the slipper in the round with the Magic Loop technique. I then decreased k1, k 2 together, knit 1 round, k1, knit 2 together, knit 1 round when I finished off.

A pair for Jen, I am going to sew soles underneath these ones, not sure what I’m going to use yet though… This is a pattern I am writing and I will share it here when it is finished.

Wishing you an inspired week…

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11 Responses to The Weekend

  1. Denise June 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Those slippers are great…do you have a link to the pattern?

  2. crafty-mum June 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    perfect weekend. family, fun and cake!

  3. Lori ann June 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    wishing you one too dear linda! love jens dream catcher and your sweet slippers. happy fathers day to mr. natural suburbia (lovely photo).
    xxx lori

  4. vicarno's mama June 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    O these slippers are great! I ordered the book right away!

  5. Shearer's Girl June 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    The dog looks happy!

  6. EMMA June 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    That’s a funny photo! it looks like your ‘boys’ are lying on the floor and the dog has the couch all to itself!
    Jen’s dream catcher is beautiful, looking forward to the tutorial.
    Cute slippers; what a lovely weekend you have had!

  7. Rachel June 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Fun slippers!

    I found a pattern for some felted slippers for my little Henny Penny that I want to use some of your yarn I bought from you. It’s been a long time trying to decide what I want to make with your yarn and I think I’ve finally found it!

    Can’t wait to get started. I’ve a few other knitting projects to finish up first, and then I’ll start her slippers! Cute toes need to be kept warm when the weather gets chilly! Not that we’re heading that way for a long while yet but……. they’ll be ready when the time comes I hope!

  8. fattoriafiberworks June 19, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    I love the photo with the guys and the dog. That sure is one happy dog! The dream catcher is really neat, and I would love to make one for my own home. Will keep looking for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Christine June 19, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Sweet, sweet pictures, Linda. I’m really liking the look of your slippers and looking forward to the pattern, this is something I would be keen to try knitting!

    (lovely dream catcher too, your daughter is one clever cookie!)

  10. Tracey June 20, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Such a beautiful post Linda. Thank you for the slipper link, I will be using it. The wee one here isn’t much for shoes, either inside or outside so maybe these will help. Have a lovely day.

  11. K July 12, 2012 at 5:06 am #

    A chunk of bread, hot out of the oven, butter and honey or homemade jam. There is no better thing in the world at any time.

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