Xmas Slippers (also, Q3 Challenge) and my socks

I started some slippers for my dad (Christmas knitting in July) at the end of June. I finished the first one on Sunday night. They’re pretty good, I think. It’s hard to know if they’ll fit, though his feet are only half an inch longer than mine so I can guess based on how they fit me that they should be alright. The yarn I bought is enough to do five slippers. I’ve decided to do three for him (so he has a spare) and a pair for myself, but probably in a different pattern. I don’t know if I can bring myself to knit five of the same pattern without going insane.

Anyway, here’s the first slipper.

And completed slippers!

Toe Warmers — Footlets for Dad (pattern) (ravelry) by Patons
Source: Yarn Lover’s Room (knitting-crochet.com)
Recipient: My Dad
Occasion: Christmas
Finished: July 7, 2008
Yarn: 0.5 skein of Lang Yarns Jawoll Cotton Aktion
Needles: US 2 or 2.75 mm circulars

This also marks the beginning of my Q3 Challenge knitting. It feels great to get such a good start on it. The rules were to knit an unfinished gift, start and finish a new gift, and knit something for yourself. This is probably the easiest of the three parts, and I’m probably making it more of challenge than it needs to be, but I really don’t want to have any leftover yarn lol.

Now for my sock. I am trying to decide whether to keep knitting or to Frog. Go take my poll!

2 thoughts on “Xmas Slippers (also, Q3 Challenge) and my socks”

  1. If it’s superwash, leave it. If not – rip it. If they shrink even a little you may have to befriend a ten year old girl just so someone can wear the socks! 🙂

  2. The slippers look great! The yarn is perfect for a guy. I’m sure your Dad will love a handmade gift from his daughter.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Please come back again!
    I do think you should rip the sock. I think I am the queen of the frog but I always get it right after i re-start!

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