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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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« 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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Aunt Suzi
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2007 08:19:33 AM »

Awesome, daizyduke!  Do you have a picture?  Yeah, I found the same thing about stretching and made an edit to the pattern on my blog. 
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daizyduke
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2007 05:42:36 PM »

I will post a picture as soon as I wash them, probably this weekend.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2007 11:49:05 AM »

These are the slippers my Grandma used to make for everyone in the family, every Christmas and sometimes birthdays, too.  snip
They are cuter on feet than flat, though:

Love these- here's my version in Patons SWS.  one finished, one still at the sewing phase.  I'm going to make a bunch more!


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Aunt Suzi
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2007 01:35:28 PM »

Those are GREAT!  Love that yarn choice - never thought of using something like SWS.  Never thought of using a stripey yarn.  I'll have to try it!
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MaddiesMom
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2007 03:43:52 PM »

Wow - this brings back memories of the slippers my one grandma used to make for everyone. She's been gone for several years now (passed away a few months short of 90) but she managed to instill her love of yarn and knitting in me a long time ago.  I will have to see if I can carry on the slipper thing - I have plenty of time for Christmas this year!   Cheesy

Thanks for the pattern and the memories!!!
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daizyduke
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2007 12:37:57 AM »

I finally took a picture of the slippers. They are made with Caron Simply Soft Shadows.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2007 08:53:12 AM »

Wow, my grandma used to crochet slippers like this when I was a kiddy - we'd get a new pair every Christmas! They were so warm and comforting. I like the ribbing on the foot and toe of the slipper - does it keep the slipper from accidentally slipping off the foot while walking around? My grandma's slippers didn't have any ribbing or elastic at all.
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Aunt Suzi
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007 09:59:48 AM »

I just checked back here--somehow I missed your photo, daizyduke.  Very nice!  I need to try multicolored yarn more with these. 

For Christmas, I'm planning to make my 4-yr-old nephew a MONSTER version of these!
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Kurisu
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2007 08:00:01 PM »

I love this pattern~!  It must have been pretty common for grandma era though... I found mine online like 2 years ago.  Cheesy

Here's my versions:



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