Monday, February 26, 2007

swippered out

I'm done swippering. These are the latest ones just out of the washer. I like to use contoured inner soles to shape them. Kathleen Day is revising/clarifying the pattern to make it easier for you and me. Thank you, Kathleen.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

vases and more swippers

Found at different times; blue one from a secondhand army clothing shop no longer in business.

Slippers are shrinking as I write.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

more vases

German penguin, English Beswick and unmarked vase. All bought secondhand.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Redwing found at the Sally Ann in North Vancouver for $10; bonus plastic flowers.

McCoy found at Union Gospel Mission for $3. When not holding flowers, it stores plastic vegetable bags.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

slipper petals

Latest batch in various sizes and ways of adding the uppers to sole. They all seem to work okay.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bunny love

This one's just too cute.


Table mat found while thrifting. I finished the other blueberry bootie tonight and it matched!

Monday, February 12, 2007

clogged brain, not drain

A new load of slippers. Lucky, my washing machine, doesn't mind the wooly bits floating around in the water. I said I wasn't going to knit any more for awhile, but the one in the middle was started last night and finished this morning. That one has a double sole.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Sim is my signature knit and was developed as a quick project for children to knit.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

An image on a teatowel, dated 1965

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


I've been calling these clogs for the longest time but they stay on better when knitted higher up the heel. Since I like to use them to dust the floors, I'm going to call them, "swippers."

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Nicky's Knitting Granny and the Cat

Found at the Sally Ann last month.

Monday, February 5, 2007

I've been knitting clogs out of 6 strand wool for the past few weeks; working out sizes. The problem is; I don't like to take notes, so that's why I'd like to try blogging. It may help me get my thoughts and formulas straightened out.