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SylvChezPlum
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« on: June 20, 2010 12:08:23 AM »



Here are my newest slippers. I call them "Babouches". I love them, they fit really well following all the natural curves of the foot...  kinda was a long process though :-P

It all started with an idea. I started my first prototype sometime this winter, with bulky wool and really it was all wrong. Wrong yarn (super heavy slipper!) and wrong construction, it just didn't work out the way I liked. So that one stayed in a basket for months and months while I worked on other things.

Finally, about a month ago while talking to my daughter and staring at a granny triangle, I had a sudden inspiration for a totally different construction for this Babouche. I started right away, and that was the blue sample. I could see that it was "right", yet not perfect yet.
So I changed the size of my hook, refined the shaping of the heel, and Ta da... this time it was PERFECT!! :-D

I'm so proud of those, I made 2 more pairs since (including smaller ones for my daughter). And will probably make more... :-P

I hope you like them too  :-)
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010 12:38:28 AM »

Those are some of the most elegant crocheted slippers I've ever seen, I love them! The colour contrasts you've used are great too. If you ever write up the pattern I'd be very interested.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010 04:07:36 AM »

Those are great! I love the red ones!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010 04:31:46 AM »

The power of the brain! Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010 07:05:14 AM »

These totally rock!!!  ( and i let the craftster folks know it Wink )  i love em!!  There is something about the red ones that make em my fav.  Good on you for creating a one of a kind slipper pattern!
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010 07:24:37 AM »

These are fabulous!  I also love the red ones!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010 08:55:29 AM »

Great shoes, and lovely colors!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010 12:33:02 PM »

I just love those slippers! They look so elegant and sort of elven.
Amazing job!
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010 11:12:35 AM »

thanks so much everyone for the cool comments.. So glad you like them !!

Now I need to make a pair of slippers for my daughter's teacher. Ahem, maybe not a pair of those though. They may look a tad too feminine for him..  ;-)
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010 01:25:03 PM »

I would love to make some slippers like these, they would be great christmas gifts! If you decide to write up a pattern please let us know!
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