Tuesday, February 01, 2011

New Slippers

Got a new pair of slippers, the other ones were worn out and had holes already. These ones are a new pattern to me, Nola's Slippers. I had two skeins of Briggs & Little Tuffy and didn't know what to do with them. I had gotten them to make Hubs heavy work socks, but he has three or four pairs and is liking the fingering weight socks better now. So I decided to use one strand of each (cocoa and ecru) to make these. The pattern just has one size, mens medium, so they are a little bit big for my ladies 8, but they aren't bad. I used a 5mm needle, I think it called for 5.5mm. I wouldn't have wanted to use any smaller needle. I find B&L can be hard on my hands, and my hands got tired fast knitting these. Started these on January 28, finished on the 30th, Ravelry details here.

The other night we were only supposed to have an inch or two dusting of snow, and we ended up with the most we've had at once this season, 4-5"! I had to actually shovel, but it was light and fluffy. The dogs were in heaven, Jewel laid out in it for quite awhile, but she got up when I got my camera, look at all the snow on her back. I don't understand Jewel and Maggie. They love the snow, they'll go out and lay in it for ages. I go to the door and call them in, they look at me like I'm crazy. I won't let them stay out when it's really cold, they go out to do their business, that's it. But they love it when it's just around freezing, they'll stay out and not move for a good half hour to an hour. And they lay right in the snow instead of up on the doorstep like they usually do.

I towelled her off when she got inside. Silly girl.
My touchscreen computer that I love so much has been shipped back to Gateway for repairs. (Mine looks like the one on the left.) It has a thing for turning itself off, you're right in the middle of something and boom - just like the plug gets hauled out of the wall. It's overheating, it's still under warranty, so back she goes. The tech at work looked at it and said the fan isn't staying on long enough to cool the cpu. So I don't know when I'll have pictures again cuz my old computer won't transfer pictures from my camera any more. It should be back in two weeks or so, but that's a long time without my baby!! The tech at work is building me a cheap tower to replace this old one, and he said that should be finished this week, so maybe that one will work for pictures.
Happy knitting!


Blogger Donna M said...

Sorry to hear about your computer! That totally would drive me crazy!

Interested to hear how long these slippers last as compared to the felted clogs.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Gone to Find Myself said...

Love those slippers. My hubby has a very wide foot so they just might work.
I just found your blog the other day so now check it out faithfully every day.


8:26 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

The dogs are two funny. Mom's dog loves to be in the snow. She goes out and rolls around making "dog angels"

12:56 AM  
Blogger Shelley L. Snyder said...

The slippers look nice and warm! I wonder how they'd look felted...

5:00 PM  

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