Sunday, March 22, 2015

72 - Quick & Easy Slippers / A Free Pattern from Georgiabean

Quick & Easy Slippers
Copyright GeorgiaBean 2015

I made these for my four year old son who wears a US 9-10 in toddler sizes. They are quite stretchy though and will probably fit him for quite some time. The leather soles are optional but make them sturdier though less stretchy.

Size - US 9-10 Toddler

Bulky Weight Yarn (I used wool)
US#10.5 Straight Needles & Set of DPN

Using straight needles cast on 12 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Row 5 - k1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k1 - 14 sts
Knit 3 rows.
Row 9 - k1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k1 - 16 sts
Knit 3 rows.
Row 13 - k1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k1 - 18 sts
Knit 3 rows.
Row 17 - k1, m1, k to last 2 sts, m1, k1 - 20 sts
Knit 15 rows.
Loosely bind off all sts.
Sew up the heel seam by folding the bound off sts in half.
Sew from the toe up till where the increases end.
You will have the basic slipper shape and now will create the cuff doing the following:
Pick up 17 sts around the opening using the double-pointed needles.
Purl 1 round.
Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round.
Bind off loosely.

If you want to add the leather soles flatten out the slipper and trace the sole shape. Stitch in place.

I realize these instructions are pretty basic so if something seems unclear feel free to ask for clarification.

71 - A Baby Shower

There is something so exciting about your friends having babies, especially when you feel like you're the only with with littles. Few of our friends have young children, mostly older kids or couples without. We've had to make an effort since having our kids to meet new people with kids so we have adults in our life relating to baby world and playmates for our boys. That being said we couldn't have been happier for our dear friends Kyle and Linn to welcome their sweet boy this last fall. Along with two other lovely ladies I hosted a shower for them. We tried to keep the event light and fresh, brunch, lots of flowers, and white decor. Here are a few photos from that special day with the lovely mama above... 

photos by xoazuree