I confess that someone else beat me to the punch on spreading the word on this cute pattern.
But hold on. I’m getting ahead of myself.
You’ve been doing for other people the past 4 weeks, including lots of cooking, baking, knitting, buying, wrapping, cleaning and more. It’s time to do a little something just for you. Around Thanksgiving, Beth and Staci said that we HAVE to include the French Press Slippers. They ARE darling. Just the thing to knit in the next few days and have ready to warm your feet for New Year’s Eve, the next snow/ice storm, bowl games and they are JUST FOR YOU!
Suggested yarns include good ol’ Ella Rae, Cascade 220, and Lamb’s Pride Worsted. The pattern is $7.50. You’ll need two buttons in addition to 300-330 yards of worsted weight yarn and size 15US needles. Wait. That’s just under TWO skeins of the suggested yarns. If you want to dive in your stash, you could make the bands in different colors, but I don’t know that effort will gain you too much yardage.
Never mind that the Yarn Harlot devoted her column to this on 10 December. And one of her friends claims they can be knitted in 90 minutes. My feet are larger than your average woman, so I’ll guess mine would take about 110-120 minutes. How about you?
Here is a small sample of feltable wool available at the Studio to inspire you (and more has come in since this photo was taken):