As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I ended up doing a bit of Christmas knitting this year. Nothing too labor-intense or time consuming. This year it was all about thick yarn and quick knits. I only knitted four gifts, which could easily be lumped into one blog post, but I loved this one so much I wanted to give it a post of its own.
You may have seen Ysolda Teague's newest e-book, Knitworthy, making the rounds on Ravelry. I've only knitted one of her patterns in the past, and found the instructions to be about as clear as mud, so I've avoided them since. But when I saw this one, I figured I could give her another shot, and I'm really glad I did.
These thrummed slippers were a gift to my sister, but I don't think they'll be my last pair. I think I need to make some for myself and for my mom!
These were quick to knit up. Sometimes it felt like making the thrums took longer than the knitting! I think this is partially because the pattern doesn't specify how many thrums you will need for each size, so I would make a bunch, knit them all, then have to stop knitting and make more thrums. The second slipper went faster, since I knew from making the first slipper how many thrums to make.
This was my first time using thrums, and I loved it! Jake now wants a thrummed hat, so I see more thrums in my future (outside of making more of these slippers!).
I used Cascade Eco yarn for these, leftover from the first Aidez I ever knit, which was also for my younger sister. So, now she has slippers that match her sweater!
And speaking of things that match, here's a photo of my sister, my mom, and me, all wearing our matching handknit Aidez sweaters on Christmas Day! There aren't many people that are knitworthy in my book, but these two definitely are.
Hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season!