Monday, February 28, 2011

Finished Project: Retro Slippers

Retro Slippers
Size made: 7.5 women
Craft: Crochet

Hook used: 4.0 mm: US G
Yarn used:  Scrap Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solids & Heathers (pink), Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids (blue), Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids (tan)
Bought yarn from: Michaels and Walmart

Project Details and Feedback
Duration of Project: February 10th to February 11th, 2011
Made for: Me
Modifications: I did different color rounds for each pair of squares.
Make this pattern again? Yes I think so.  This project took me about 8 hours of non-stop hard work but it would be easy to make these as gifts for people. It also would be easy to make this for people as long as you had a general idea about what shoes size they have.

Final thoughts/ recommendations: Watch what kind of yarn you use.  My yarn kind of dries out my feet so I can't wear them for an extended amount of time.  I would use soft yarn but not yarn that would make your feet sweat...because I hate sweaty slippers (but that's just me!) =]
This was also a really nice relief to my big projects (a massive stole and a sweater).  I just needed results from my work and this was the perfect remedy.

What I learned/practiced in this pattern: I practiced my crochet skills.  I haven't crocheted in awhile and it was a nice change.

Dusty wanted to join in. =]



Anonymous said...

peek-a-boo Dusty!
I like these...will have to make a pair.
nice photos, honey.
xxxooo mommy

Julie said...

Those retro slippers are so cute!! Love the kitty popping out to say hi. :)

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

Thanks guys! I figured I'd embrace her butting in and I'm glad I did. She's pretty cute =]