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Aunt Suzi
« on: March 12, 2007 09:05:55 PM »



These are the slippers my Grandma used to make for everyone in the family, every Christmas and sometimes birthdays, too.  She hasn't knitted for years, but it wasn't until she passed away in December at the age of 102 that I decided I needed to make them myself.  I'd lost the pattern, so just figured it out for myself (not hard).

They're not the cutest, most glamorous slippers you've ever seen, I'm sure, but they're comfy, warm, outrageously simple, and kind of addictive to knit. 

They are cuter on feet than flat, though:



Well, I just wanted to share these.  I wrote out the pattern on my blog:
http://merp.wordpress.com/2007/02/24/grandma-slippers-i-take-up-the-torch-needle/
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007 09:59:18 PM »

Those are SUPER, and I personally want to thank you for sharing the great patern. I know your Grandma is proud of you for  doing her pattern and passing it down to all of us Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007 10:04:10 PM »

I love that you made these with your grandma in mind.  It's special to have that in common with our elders, isn't it?  I think of my late grandma all the time when I knit and crochet.  She gave me a pair of slippers once that are remarkably similar to yours, but in yellow.  I may have to try your pattern now...

Thanks for sharing.  They look great!
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007 05:56:09 AM »

those are great and thanks for the pattern!!!  I'm trying to transition our house to a no-shoes house, so I want to make a pile of slippers to keep by the door.  I love that you are continuing a family tradition.  MKZ
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007 06:41:12 AM »

My grandmother (mimi) used to make slippers for us for Christmas. But hers were alot uglier. Those are cute!
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007 07:04:39 AM »

Your right they do look cute on the feet. Smiley

Thats so great that your creating what your grandma had made for years.  go you!

I'm can see myself making a pair for my grandma for her birthday in October. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007 07:35:02 AM »

Thank you for sharing!  They are cuter on the feet!  Now like pp, I want to make some and put them by my door (no shoes allowed - I have a crawler!).

Mari
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Aunt Suzi
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007 06:38:36 PM »

Thanks for the compliments & encouragement and you're welcome for the sharing!  Needless to say, if you make a pair, please send me a pic or post here!  My grandma could never have *dreamed* of such a thing as an internet knitting community.  Though I did tell her about it the last time I saw her, and she seemed to get it, sort of, in the "well, how about that" kind of vein. 

The only thing I don't like doing on these slippers is sewing the elastic - probably because I'm a sucky sewer.  I think my next pair will just have a crocheted drawstring. 

And I here you about a no-shoes house.  We're about to move (to our first house!  I mean, house that we own), and I'm wondering if I can persuade Mr. Co-owner to go for that....  Perhaps with bribery of fine slippers.
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Mosquito
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2007 08:31:04 PM »

Thank you so much for the pattern! They are beautiful slippers.
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daizyduke
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007 12:04:56 AM »

Hi. I made 2 pairs of these slippers. I really like them. I just used some inexpensive Simply Soft but the are really warm. I didn't even do the top where you do the eyelets and use elastic. The seem to stay on ok without it. I do have a word of warning - they will stretch A LOT! If they are almost the size of your foot, make them smaller. Especially the garter section. I am going to make another pair only smaller than the first. Thanks for the pattern. 
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