Friday, November 6, 2009

Late Friday night

Woo hoo! I managed to knit a slipper using the pattern I mentioned in my last post. And it fits, too! Now I need to knit a second one.

I thought the slipper looked awfully small while knitting it, but it's quite stretchy and the smaller size makes it nice and snug. I'll post the pattern in a couple days.

I used a scratchy wool yarn that didn't feel very good on my hands, but does feel surprisingly cozy on my feet. Normally I don't knit with wool, but I wanted to use up some of the yarn in my stash, plus the slippers need to be nice and thick. I once tried knitting slippers with acrylic yarn, and they immediately got stretched out and wouldn't stay on my feet.

I recently read Coaching the Artist Within by Eric Maisel and really liked it. He offers great advice for completing your creative projects, like how to get a grip on your mind and commit to goals. The book includes exercises and interesting stories about the clients he's coached.

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I have a thing for owls. This one arrived in the mail recently, a surprise from my buddy Dogwood. Isn't it cute? It's perched on an easel on my nightstand.

Have a great weekend!


Linda said...

I love the slipper you have knitted and can't wait for the pattern! Your owl is beautiful :)

Theresa said...

SLIPPERS-GORGEOUS! Congrats on finishing the one, three more to go.... one more for you and two for me:) Have a blessed day, cute owl from our friend Dogwood!

Maiden Jane said...

Great job on the slipper!

Funny you posted about that book. It is sitting on my bookshelf - my boss loaned it to me. I don't view myself as an artist....I need to crack it open!

Thimbleanna said...

Yippee!!! Your slippers look great! I love that pattern. My grandma used to make it ALOT and put a big pompom on the top of each slipper!

Suz said...

I'm waiting for the pattern so I can give it to my mom....ha haha
Yes, that was do need to make another one!
Love that owl! and on an easel...great idea

Dogwood said...

Nice slippers. Cute design on the top. You amaze me.

Thanks for posting the little owl. He was calling my name and wanted to live in your apartment.

Have a fun weekend.

Woollywotnots said...

Ooo purple slippers. my fav! : ) Love the owl. Must check out that book! Enjoy your weekend...

Woollywotnots said...

Ooo purple slippers. my fav! : ) Love the owl. Must check out that book! Enjoy your weekend...

Rachel said...

Great slippers! They rival Nonna's (which are keeping my feet cosy right now).

Don't you just love Eric Maisel. I have two of his books (I think I told you this before). I need all the creative inspiration I can get.

Love the owl. Dogwood is such a great friend.

Have a lovely weekend, Stacy.


Michelle said...

What a cozy looking and lovely slipper!! Perfect for this time of year:-)

Oh my goodness, I need that book! I've never heard of it, thank you for sharing it with us!!


GerryART said...

Painting, Slipper [haven't seen a second slipper so far] - - - - - -must not spend ALL your time blogging.
Love That Wool - good thing HL has coupons. I may need a couple and another trip back to my Kool-aid supplier [Wal-Mart]

Unknown said...

LOVE those slippers!!!! They looks so comfy and the color is perfect! What a DARLING owl! I love them too :):)


Hi Stacy,
You better get the second one made...your foot will be cold :)
Love the color you used for your slippers.
Sweet little owl Cory sent you!
I need to get going on my ATC for this month..the family theme is a challenge for me..
Deb :)

5orangepotatoes said...

What pretty purple slippers! Great tutorial, someday I will try to learn to knit.

Love the owl. I have a thing for owls too!