I have to come to terms with the fact that I am completely addicted. To knitting slippers, that is. Actually they are called duffers but look like a ballet slipper. I stumbled upon this awesome pattern on Ravelry thanks to a blog post by Amybel. She shared this pattern by Mindie Tallack, who was kind enough to put it on Ravelry free. I like free, that's why it's in bold!!!
Anyway, once I saw this pattern, I knew it was the perfect thing to make as far as Christmas gift knitting goes. They are really quick to knit, don't require too much concentration ( I can knit in front of the T.V.) and they are useful. However, I had no idea when I started making these slippers that I would ultimately have no urge to knit anything else. To be honest, if I had known I probably would have gone ahead and knit them anyway. That's just how I am. I can already hear myself saying "Oh no, that won't happen to me. I have too many projects on the needles for that to happen". Yeah right! Guess I have to learn the hard way sometimes.
In hindsight I should have had an inkling that this was going to happen. All I had to do was look at my knitting history. I am predisposed to sock knitting. Compulsive sock knitting I might add. I have been able to keep this little slipper addiction a secret from my family but only because I have been giving away the evidence. I know at some point I will not have the will power to give them away anymore. I'm already thinking about coordinating them to all my cozy p.j's At this point, I can't stop thinking about various color combinations and all the ways in which I can embellish these slippers...constantly.
I guess I could have worse addictions. This particular one doesn't seem to pose any health risks at the moment. The only side effect is that everyone I know will eventually have a pair of their very own! I've heard you have to hit rock bottom before you can reach out for help, I'm not sure I'm there yet. Then again, I could be the last to know.
These are what I've made so far with the exception of two pair (no pics yet). I have another pair in progress that will be completed tomorrow and then of course...another pair will be immediately started. I will continue to update pics of all the slippers I make on Ravelry.